Atmosphere, historical context and architecture from many different centuries all combine to make Prideaux Place one of the most sought after film locations in the South West.
For this reason it is increasingly the preferred choice for film directors for period film productions. In fact for Oscar and Lucinda starring Ralph Fiennes and Cate Blanchette a building in the courtyard was used as a Plymouth Brethren’s Meeting House and one of the unused rooms in the North Wing as a spartan bedroom. The Old Servants’ Hall has been transformed into a gin laboratory and a jail so the possibilities here are endless!
Rosamunde Pilcher’s Cornish connections made it an irrestistible setting for Coming Home featuring Joanna Lumley, Peter O’Toole, Emily Mortimer and a young Keira Knightley.
Other major film stars to ‘tread the boards’ here are Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant, Nigel Hawthorne, Sir Ben Kingsley, Tom Conti, Imogen Stubbs and the Oscar winning Imelda Staunton.
Prideaux Place has also been the setting for the Antiques Roadshow, Caroline Quentin’s series on Cornwall, Most Haunted and in December 2013 Countryfile with Matt Baker.