September is proving to be an exciting month for Netflix customers, primarily thanks to the arrival of Anola Holmes – a new adventure film featuring the younger sister of Stranger Things ‘Miley Bobby Braun Sherlock Holmes’.
Filmed in locations across the UK, Anola Holes is set in 19th-century London, where 16-year-old Anola escapes from a school recently sent by her siblings to search for her missing mother.
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Here’s everything you need to know about the filming locations used for Enola Holmes.
Benthall Hall, Shropshire
Shopshire’s Benthall Hall Friendly Hall – Holmes was used to film the exterior of the family estate.
While in Anola Holes, the property looks somewhat neglected, unnecessary and awkward, outside of filming, Benthall Hall looks very different – a lot of work was needed to take good care of the site to see more maintenance.
“In the story we have Brother Sherlock and Mycroft coming home for the first time and Mycroft is disappointed with the situation at home. He is sending money to support his mother, but he has more to do with the money, “said Michael Carlin, a production designer.
“The gardeners and the housekeepers at Benthal were very good at letting the gardens really grow and letting out the grapes that grew on our outskirts.”
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West Horsley Place, East Sussex
The West Harsley location in East Sussex provided interior space for Holmes’ family home. The 50-bedroom home dates back to the 15th century, as seen by Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.
“We stayed at Eudoria’s house for weeks to create a unique bedroom, library, kitchen, and backyard,” says Carlin. “That house is beautiful but fully grown and is covered anywhere by plant life with paintings of real plants and uredoria.”
I am Luton
At Luton Ho, sets were set for London’s East End, in which Anola Viscount fights Tavaxbury’s bowler-hat killer, Linthorn (Bern Gorman).
“We built the East End in the outbuildings at Luton Ho,” Carling said. “Where our first time Anola is struggling with poverty, we have orphans going through this scene and there is a real sense of deprivation.”
Early railway station
Early in the film, Anaola meets her brothers as she gets off her train from London, a scene filmed at Early Railway Station – the heritage steam railway site on the Severn Valley railway line in Worcestershire.
Royal Naval College Greenwich
Anola’s arrival in London was shot at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, where the production crew took over to create a 19th-century British spirit.
“We needed to create a cultural shock to enter his city for the first time so we built a huge store in Greenwich with many shop views and crowded streets, hundreds of extras, 30 horses and dozens of horse drawn carriages. “There are a lot of farm animals in the two-story omni buses,” said Carlin.
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The Basilweather House – the home of Viscount Tavaxbury – is actually the Hatfield House, a large country in Hertfordshire, and the home of the Rainbow Portrait, Elizabeth I’s most famous painting.
“Hatfield Houses gave us their Basilweather House, the home of Dodger, which is very different from the warmth and minimalism of a friend,” said Carlin.
HM Treasure Building
One of the last scenes in the film was shot in Drum Court – a circular garden inside the Treasury building in Westminster. This is where Sherlock and Mycraft hope to meet Anola, although they have not been successful.
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