I went to see JANE EYRE yesterday and it is well worth seeing! Jane, played by MIA WASIKOWSKA, is really endearing and while hardly beautiful, her character grows on you. Mr. Rochester is played brilliantly by MICHAEL FASSBENDER. I did laugh as I overheard a group of young women leaving the theater and discussing if there was going to be a sequel. Really??
But the real star of the movie was the location. It gave you a sense of what it was like to live during that time period - dark, chilly and creepy, even if you are surrounded by antiques!
After some Googling I discovered much of the movie was filmed at CHATSWORTH. Not only is it open for daily visits, you can also host events here, including weddings. Now they had my attention! Talk about a venue!
There is also a restaurant on the property, cottages for rent and a farm shop.
The other location (especially for the exterior shots of Thornfield) was HADDON HALL. It is also open to the public and has a restaurant. What fun!
Time to plan a trip across the pond!
Film Images from Focus Features and Apartment Therapy