Gloucestershire beauty spots feature in Oscar winner's latest film

Gloucestershire's most scenic hotspots feature alongside Oscar winner Jim Broadbent in his latest film The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

By Maya Horwood  |  Published
Five gorgeous Gloucestershire locations are showcased in The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, released this April 2023.

Harry Potter, James Bond, and now… Harold Fry. Gloucestershire has played home to some big silver screen characters in its time, with its magnificent architecture and landscape a prime backdrop for hugely successful television and film productions. 

And in Oscar winner Jim Broadbent's latest film, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, some of the most picturesque film locations in Gloucestershire have been featured.

Featuring a star-studded cast, including Broadbent and Penelope Wilton, and directed by BAFTA-winner Hettie Macdonald, whose credits include Howards End and Normal People, the film focuses on Harold Fry, played by Broadbent, as he travels 500 miles across the country by foot on a pilgrimage to visit a terminally-ill friend. 

The tear-jerking, but feel-good new film, tracks Fry as he travels through Stroud, Birdlip, Mickleton, Cheltenham and Cranham Woods, showcasing some of Gloucestershire's most beautiful scenery.

Joyce’s novel was the UK’s best-selling book from a new novelist in 2021 and has sold over 6 million copies worldwide. 

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is released in UK cinemas on Friday 28 April 2023.

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