A new Netflix film, an adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca, was filmed in Hartland Quay last year and stars Armie Hammer, Kirstin Scott Thomas and Lily James.
Crews spent 11 days making Hartland Quay look like it was from the 1930s in July 2019 to prepare it for filming before closing off the area to the public. Cast and crew set up their base at Hartland Abbey, where caravan trailers for hair, make up, costumes and catering could be seen.
Speaking about the filming, Donal Stafford, who manages the Hartland Quay Hotel, said to local reporters: “It’s great for the Quay and the surrounding area. Anything like this gives the Hartland Peninsula great exposure and anything that attracts more visitors to the area is very welcome.”
Rebecca is streaming now on Netflix. It tells the story of a young woman, who, recently married, arrives at her husband’s family estate on the English coast. It is here that she meets the housekeeper, a sinister woman called Mrs Danvers who makes new mistress’ life hell by keeping the legacy of the previous wife, Rebecca, very much alive.