Following more than 80 years of lights, camera and action at Hartland, a new film exhibition has hit the spotlight. Filming at Hartland Abbey Since 1934 harnesses photographs and rare chronicles to tell the untold stories behind Hartlands long-standing place in Hollywood. The project was funded by North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is staged in the old Housekeepers Room at the abbey, which has been gathering dust since the early 1960s. Former editor of The Hartland Times Tony Manley MBE dug out many works from his extensive archive, bringing filming at the location from the early 20th century back to life. Over the past century, the likes of Susannah York, John Hurt, Billy Connolly, Ray Winstone, Gina McKee, Dominic Cooper, Sean Bean and Tom Hiddleston have all filmed at the abbey. Films set in the wild landscape of Hartland include Walt Disneys Treasure Island, filmed in 1951, The Shout in 1977, War Zone in 1998, and The Dark in 2004. The location has also been a popular setting for television programmes, which included Top Gear in 2010, Countrywise and The Antiques Roadshow in 2011 and most recently widely acclaimed drama The Night Manager in 2015. Lady Angela Stucley at Hartland Abbey said: Filming has brought much needed funds into not only the Hartland Abbey Estate over the years, but into the wider local economy. Hotels, pubs, B and Bs, shops, coach and taxi firms and garages have all benefitted hugely. Film makers have been drawn to Hartland for many, many years and on many occasions local people have been employed as extras and logistics. The film crews have been equally accommodating allowing local people and Abbey visitors to watch the filming. Lady Stucley also thanked Lisa Wilkinson of Inventive Print Solutions for designing and assembling the display. The exhibition is open to visit from Sundays to Thursdays, 11.30am-5pm.Click here to return to our homepage for more North Devon news.