Saturday, 16 May 2015


This week I went to see the new film of Thomas Hardy's classic book, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD.

And what a treat it was!

As with all of Hardy's books, the countryside and location is central, and of course, as always was set in his beloved Dorset. Or Wessex as he cleverly renamed it in his writings.

Having been to Dorset many times I managed to spot a few familiar places!!
As Bathsheba Everdene's complicated life unfolded, we were able to see the amazing Mapperton House doubling up as her inherited estate Upper Weatherbury Farm.

And the infamous sheep scene (go and see the film!), was shot on the stunning coastline near the village of Eype.

The film is gorgeous and is superbly acted throughout. The characters all come alive very well.
And it was to nice see the film was very respectful to Hardy's original book from 1874.

Go and see it and check out some of my own photos of these locations below!!

Many a scene was filmed here at the marvellous Mapperton House, tucked away in a time capsule of a valley in Dorset.

The cliffs where the sheep scene was filmed, near the village of Eype.

And here we are at the top of the cliffs, watch out for the sheep!!

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