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Hollywood boosts Kent tourism

PUBLISHED: 17:59 21 April 2008 | UPDATED: 15:07 20 February 2013

Trish Evans, Shayne Straker, Ann Bell, Chris Bell, Alison Davies, Ian Scott

Trish Evans, Shayne Straker, Ann Bell, Chris Bell, Alison Davies, Ian Scott

The opportunity to introduce Kent's wonderful heritage to even more people was welcomed by Kent Tourism Alliance chairman, Amanda Cottrell, speaking at a special reception held at Knole ahead of a preview showing of Hollywood...

The opportunity to introduce Kent's wonderful heritage to even more people was welcomed by Kent Tourism Alliance chairman, Amanda Cottrell, speaking at a special reception held at Knole ahead of a preview showing of Hollywood movie, The Other Boleyn Girl.

Filmed largely in Kent, with Knole itself playing a starring role, alongside Penshurst Place and Dover Castle, guests later had the opportunity to watch the film at nearby Kino Sevenoaks.

Knole property manager, Steven Dedman, gave guests a tour of areas used in the film, which stars A-listers Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johanssen, who did all their own riding in dramatic scenes which took place in the deer park.

Tourism is already worth £2bn to Kent and KTA believes this latest and global exposure will give it an even greater boost.

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