Daphne du Maurier documentary - filming in Fowey
Filming of a documentary about Daphne du Maurier, for French television, has been taking place in Fowey this week. Following on from the success of Manderley For Ever, Tatiana de Rosnay’s biography of Daphne published in February 2015, there has been a huge resurgence of interest in Daphne among her readers in France. The new translation into the French language of Rebecca, which was launched at the same time as Tatiana's book, has added to this interest. Film makers Arte were joined by Daphne's daughter Lady Tessa Montgomery and Tatiana de Rosnay when filming began on Tuesday. Locations have included St Catherine's Castle, Bookends Of Fowey and Lanhydrock House. The documentary will be shown on French television in the early part of 2017 and will be available on DVD shortly after that.