Filming History

Knebworth is a popular choice for film makers. We have been used in a wide range of productions – from major movies to TV films, commercials, music videos and stills shoots.

Highlights include:


The Kings Speech, The Scapegoat,  St Trinian’s  2, 28 Weeks Later, Nanny McPhee, Cody Banks 2, Possession, Eyes Wide Shut, Wilde, Batman the Movie, The Shooting Party and many more…

TV Films:

A number of famous TV detectives have solved fiendish crimes here.  Look out for Knebworth in episodes of Miss Marple, Poirot, Midsomer Murders, Foyles War, Judge John Deed, Inspector Linley, Lovejoy, Jonathan Creek and many others …

Other TV productions:

Michael Portillo stopped off at Knebworth on his Great British Railway Journey. We were also the backdrop for diverse productions such as The Hour, The Queen, EastEnders, Food Glorious Food and Saturday Morning Kitchen.   BBC Antiques Roadshow was held here, and episodes of Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip and Flog It! were broadcast in 2016. Dr Thorne was a huge success, starring Ian McShane and Tom Hollander. Netflix production ‘The Crown’ was filmed here for broadcast in autumn/winter 2016.

TV Advertisements:

We were thrilled to be chosen for the Amazon Kindle ads in 2014 and again in 2015, doubling as a location for ITV’s Downton Abbey.

Fashion and stills:

When you are browsing through magazines, some of the room sets may look familiar.

Photography for personal use:

Whilst we are more than happy for members of the public to take photographs and video films for personal use of the exterior of the historic House and the wonderful gardens and park, we ask that no photographs or video films are taken inside Knebworth House or from the air.  Knebworth is a private family home as well as welcoming the public during the open season.

All commercial photography needs to be pre-arranged and is subject to location fees. Please email the Estate Office