What’s on this weekend: 5 things to do from home in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 12:04 23 March 2020 | UPDATED: 12:24 23 March 2020

Lavenham Guildhall (c) David Nicholls, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Lavenham Guildhall (c) David Nicholls, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


Instead of our usual recommendation of our county’s best events each weekend we’ll be suggesting some Suffolk-themed things you can do from the comfort of your sofa...

This week we are featuring… Movies filmed in Suffolk that you can watch at home

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010)

Picturesque Lavenham is back on screen as Godric’s Hollow the place where Voldemort first tried to murder the infant Harry Potter, where his mother Lily sacrificed herself for him and the whole Potter saga began.

All of the Harry Potter films are currently available through Sky Cinema

Barry Lyndon (1975)

Stanley Kubrick’s 18th century drama utilised Lavenham’s Guildhall to patch up Ryan O’Neal’s daring adventurer after a duel.

Barry Lyndon is now available for rent through Amazon Prime Video

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Pierce Brosnan is James Bond battling media mogul Jonathan Pryce. Bond finds himself at RAF Mildenhall doubling for a US airbase in Japan - complete with fake palm trees.

Tomorrow Never Dies is available for rent through YouTube

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Stanley Kubrick is back in Suffolk, this time using the Indian Gothic architecture of Elveden Hall, near Bury St Edmunds, to stage a large-scale masked orgy scene with Tom Cruise.

You may also want to watch:

Eyes Wide Shut is available for rent through Amazon Prime Video

Born of Hope (2009)

Shot predominantly at the West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, this independent Lord of the Rings prequel follows Arathorn - the father of Aragorn - as Middle Earth gradually becomes terrorised by Sauron’s malevolence. It may not have the production value of Peter Jackson’s original trilogy but the whole feature is entirely free to watch on YouTube.

You can watch the whole thing free of charge through YouTube.

For our full article looking at films that were made in Suffolk please click here


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