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Break out your banners and roll out the red carpets, Royalty has returned to Sussex!

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The Challenge

In August 2018, Sussex Film Office was approached by locations managers working with online tv subscription giant, Netflix, to help source locations for the third season of its critically acclaimed hit series, The Crown.

The Crown, created by Peter Morgan, is a biographical story about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. It’s been watched all over the world and has become such a global hit that it is now used as the face of Netflix. This season, the previous award-winning actors and actresses have been replaced with fresh faces to continue on the story, which spans six decades. Amongst others, Olivia Colman has been cast Queen Elizabeth (replacing actress Claire Foy), and Tobias Menzies will replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip.

The filming started in January 2019, and Sussex Film Office continued to work alongside Netflix as liaison and production support. All in all, the production was crewed by over 150 individuals.

Kelly Mikulla, Director and Founder of Sussex Film Office, has been on hand from the beginning to help oversee the production’s smooth arrival and filming process at the various locations used. “The team has been supporting Netflix’s location managers and production crew for so many months now. We’re so excited to begin watching the culmination of such a fantastic operation this weekend!”.

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The Results

After five months of sourcing and liaising with locations all over the county, our team was able to secure various sites including a castle, an old rural house, the old towns of Rye and Winchelsea, and Winchelsea Beach.

Ahead of The Crown’s release this Saturday, it is thought that this production has already brought £500,000 to the local economy. “Sussex and it’s local communities are only just beginning to reap the economical benefits of such a globally renowned show being filmed in our neighbourhoods”, explains Kelly; “as soon as viewers realise that these beautiful sets are only a stone’s throw away from London and Gatwick airport, Sussex will benefit more and more from sustainable film tourism”.

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