Hollywood Treatment for Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral has been given the Hollywood treatment as film crews arrived on the evening of Bank Holiday Monday to create a sumptuously authentic setting for The Other Boleyn Girl. The area next to the Lady Chapel has been transformed into a banqueting

Ely Cathedral has been given the Hollywood treatment as film crews arrived on the evening of Bank Holiday Monday to create a sumptuously authentic setting for The Other Boleyn Girl. The area next to the Lady Chapel has been transformed into a banqueting room opposite a bedchamber, presumed to be that of Anne Boleyn herself.

Murals and velvet brocade curtains transform the walls of the building into a cosy Tudor palace, and above the main entrance a huge green tapestry flag displays the letters H and A, symbolising the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

Outside the Lady Chapel entrance, motor caravans are packed into a tiny area of the cathedral green, surrounded by security fencing. All week, actors have been milling around their motor caravans dressed in full Tudor costume as TV cameramen, paparazzi photographers and curious members of the public wait to catch a glimpse the glamorously dressed stars.


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