Kent’s potential stretches above and beyond that of just a residential county. In fact, its potential is even recognised by filmmakers around the world. Don’t believe me? Here are some of your favourite films that you didn’t know used Kent as a filming location!
Les Misérables was, and still is, a huge hit, and Kent can lay claim to some of its fame. Chatham Historic Dockyard featured in the musical as a police station, a hospital, and a factory!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Harry Potter is a series loved by millions, and Kent was lucky enough to help create some of the magic. The Dartford Crossing bridge features in a Death Eater chase seen, as Harry and Hagrid fly over the bridge.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
This one probably comes as a bit of a surprise. When you think of Pirates of the Caribbean, you probably think of exotic locations and oceans, but still Kent managed to make its appearance.
One of Kent’s 18th century manor homes lent its courtyard to the filming of the fourth in the pirate series. The courtyard of this Kent manor home featured as the location where Joshamee Gibbs was to be shackled to the gallows, after being wrongfully accused of being Jack Sparrow.
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice is a classic and well known novel, and the film adaption was filmed at Kent’s own Groombridge Place. So if you’ve visited Groombridge, you’ve walked the very same steps as Keira Knightley, or should I say, Elizabeth Bennett.
The Wind in the Willows
Disney’s The Wind in the Willows is an all time family favourite, but little do most people know that Mr Toad’s Wild Ride was actually through the streets of Chiddingstone. Some of the most beloved actors, including Stephen Fry and John Cleese, gathered in the village post office, which featured as an inn in the film. Dover Castle also made an appearance as a prison.