Feeling lost after Christmas and don't know what to watch?

How about one of these films or series which feature Salisbury. 

Salisbury is not only a popular place to shoot movies, thanks to its rich heritage and breathtaking scenery, but a great place to spot celebrities outside of Hollywood.

The surrounding area of Wiltshire is also no stranger to big movie sets, with Downton Abbey, Poldark, Harry Potter, Stardust and Dr Dolittle being just some of the titles that have featured locations in this region.

Have you bumped into any stars in Salisbury? Or stumbled on any film sets in Wiltshire? Let us know in the comments.

1) No Time to Die (2021)

Did you know that one of the most epic car chases in the latest James Bond film, was shot in Salisbury?

Whether it really was the most epic car chase is subjective, but the fact the hair-raising scene was shot on Salisbury Plain is a fact. 

No Time To Die, stars Daniel Craig in his last outing as 007 where he must protect the world from a man-made virus that gets into the wrong hands. 

READ: 'I had a blast': Review of ‘No Time To Die’ James Bond charity gala screening

The car chase features several 4x4s zooming around the area, motorbikes, and special effects explosions. 

In a video released by the Ministry of Defence, who worked closely with the filmmakers and were happy have the scene filmed at their largest military training ground, Salisbury Plain, Flight Lieutenant Tim Burgess said: "The military across the board always likes to help where it can and Bond is a great one to get involved with from the RAF's point of view". 

The movie 1917 that came out in (2019) was also partly shot on Salisbury plain.

2) Netflix series Bridgerton (2020)

Netflix’s most viewed series ever, the period drama ‘Bridgerton’ based on The Duke and I novel by author Julia Quinn, filmed multiple scenes in Wilton House, Salisbury, which has been the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years.

One of the most iconic scenes, which takes place in the Royal Palace, Wilton House, sees the whole town gather to watch the new high society ladies make their debut to Queen Charlotte.

Stars that have gained massive fan followings from this show are the Regé-Jean Page who plays Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset, and Snatch actress Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne Bridgerton.

READ: Netflix series Bridgerton: Cast, filming locations, plot and more

It is now returning for a second series, and stars were filmed in Wilton House again.

A Bridgerton film set was also spotted on the Wilton Sheep Fayre Field near the First Wilton Scout Group hut in May this year.

READ: Series 2 of hit Netflix show Bridgerton 'filming in Wilton'

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3) Emma (2020)

The comedy period-drama Emma, based on the Jane Austen novel, was remade last year starring Netflix series’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ star Anya Taylor-Joy.

Have you seen it yet?

Wilton house was used for Donwell Abbey, love interest Mr Knightley’s (Johnny Flynn) home.

4) Netflix series The Crown (2016-2020)

Salisbury has featured in multiple seasons of Netflix’s hit series The Crown, starring famous actors Jared Harris, Olivia Colman, Matt Smith, Claire Foy, Gillian Anderson and Helena Bonham Carter. 

Wilton House served as the predominant filming location for interior shots of Buckingham Palace and appears in every season.

Season four used Somerley House, a mansion in New Forest, as a stand in for Highgrove, which was Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s country estate.

READ: The Crown filming locations: Somerley House stars in series

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5) Johnny English Reborn (2011)

The sequel to comedic spy action film Jonny English, Johnny English Reborn, starring Rowan Atkinson and Gone Girl’s Rosamund Pike, shot one of its iconic ending scenes in Wilton House.

In typical Johnny English fashion, when pursuing his assassin - an elderly Chinese woman disguised as the queen - he mistakes her for the real queen who he puts in a headlock and beats with a silver platter.

6) Tomb Raider (2018)

Based on the popular video game, the reincarnation of Tomb Raider staring Alicia Vikander as heroine Lara Croft, who replaces Angelina Jolie, films its Croft Manor Scenes at Wilton House.

The Wire’s Dominic West stars as her father Lord Richard Croft, Walton Goggins from the Hateful Eight starring as antagonist Mathias Vogel.

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7) Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Salisbury is also featured in Hollywood’s rendition of Pride and Prejudice, another Jane Austen classic, with Love Actually and Pirates of the Caribbean actress Keira Knightly starring as heroine Elizabeth Bennett.

Wilton House plays the pivotal role of Pemberley, Mr Darcy’s (Matthew Macfadyen) handsome estate in Derby which finally tips Elizabeth Bennett’s affections in his favour.

8) 28 Days Later (2002)

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle’s post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later features Trafalgar park in North Salisbury as the Army HQ for its gruesome act three.

The film received critical acclaim, with Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy leading as Jim,  Skyfall’s Eve Moneypenny Naomie Harris and Doctor Who’s Christopher Eccleston other famous names in the cast.

9) Sense and Sensibility (1995)

The period drama Sense and Sensibility starring Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, the late Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson, who also wrote the screenplay, filmed in quite a few Salisbury locations.

Based on the Jane Austen novel, the film follows sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood (played by Kate Winslet) who move to a cottage in the Southwest after their father dies and their finances are crippled, both striving to find love and meeting heartbreak along the way.

Wilton house features for the ‘London Ball’ where Elinor and John Willoughby (Greg Wise) have an awkward encounter.

Trafalgar Park, an 18th century mansion around five miles southeast of Salisbury, was used as the grand estate house of Barton Park.

The National Trust property Mompesson House in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close is used as the home of the eccentric Mrs Jennings (Elizabeth Spriggs).

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If you're in the mood for something more serious, a new documentary about the Salisbury Poisonings is airing tonight which claims to bring the story 'up-to-date'.

READ: 'It changed my life forever' new film reveals Secrets of the Salisbury Poisoning

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