Netflix film starring Lily James will be shot at Hartland Quay

Lily James and Keeley Hawes are starring in the Netflix remake of Rebecca, with portions of the film

Lily James and Keeley Hawes are starring in the Netflix remake of Rebecca, with portions of the film shot at Hartland Quay. Pictures: Getty/PA Wire - Credit: Getty/PA Wire

A film starring Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas and Keeley Hawes will be shot at a popular Torridge beauty spot.

Hartland Quay is being transformed in preparation of filming for Netflix's Rebecca remake.

Hartland Quay is being transformed in preparation of filming for Netflix's Rebecca remake. - Credit: Contributed

Netflix's remake of the film Rebecca will be taking over Hartland Quay from Monday, July 1 to Thursday, July 11.

The Quay will be fully closed to the public for filming on Thursday, July 4, Monday, July 8, Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 10.

A notice from Hartland Quay Hotel said the beach and slipway will be closed for the 11-day period for set-dressing, as will access to the lookout point.

The Wreckers Retreat pub will be open as usual, but only with indoor seating. The shop and museum will be open as usual.

Hartland Quay is being transformed in preparation of filming for Netflix's Rebecca remake.

Hartland Quay is being transformed in preparation of filming for Netflix's Rebecca remake. - Credit: Contributed

Preparation for filming has been taking place for a few weeks, with the Quay set to be transformed back to the 1930s.

Donal Stafford, who manages Hartland Quay Hotel with his wife Sarah, said: "It's great for the Quay and the surrounding area.

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"Anything like this gives the Hartland Peninsula great exposure, and anything that attracts more visitors to the area is very welcome.

"They started preparing the set for filming toward the end of May, so there have been four weeks of prep ahead of the four days of filming.

Hartland Quay is being transformed in preparation of filming for Netflix's Rebecca remake.

Hartland Quay is being transformed in preparation of filming for Netflix's Rebecca remake. - Credit: Contributed

"Unfortunately it means we will have to close to all visitors with the exception of residents who booked in advance."

The Netflix film is a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1940 film based on the book of the same name by Daphne du Maurier.

James, known for her roles in Downton Abbey, Darkest Hour and Baby Driver, will play the lead role of the newly-wed Mrs de Winter, while Armie Hammer (Call Me by Your Name, The Social Network), will play Maxim de Winter.

Bodyguard and Line of Duty star Hawes will play Maxim's sister, Beatrice Lacey, and Scott Thomas (Four Weddings and a Funeral) will be housekeeper Mrs Danvers.

Working Title is collaborating with Netflix for the production, which has been adapted by Jane Goldman (Kingsman, Kick-Ass) and is being directed by Ben Wheatley.

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