Daphne du Maurier documentary – Paris premier
14th January 2017: Last Spring Arte, the company making a
documentary about Daphne du Maurier for French television, came to Fowey to
film in the very place that many of Daphne’s books are set. Lady Tessa Montgomery, Daphne’s eldest
daughter and Tatiana de Rosnay, well known internationally for her fiction and
now the author of Manderley For Ever,
the first biography about Daphne du Maurier to be published in France, were
also in Fowey for the filming. Locations
included St Catherine’s Castle, Ferryside, Bookends of Fowey and Lanhydrock
Later in the
summer filming moved to University College, Oxford, where Laura Varnam, a lecturer in Old and Middle English Literature and
quite separately an expert on Daphne du Maurier, made her contribution
to the film. Laura provided information
and advice on aspects of Daphne’s life and work and took part in the filming.
winter the film has gone through the editing process and, in February of this
year, it will be premiered in Paris before being shown on television in France
and number of other countries.
believed that interest in the film will be so great that a DVD of it will be
made available for sale, in order to satisfy the interest of Daphne’s many
followers across the world.
Lady Tessa Montgomery and Ann Willmore, during filming in Fowey, Spring 2016.
A buzz of excitement outside Bookends, during filming in Fowey, Spring 2016.