Go behind the scenes of Far From the Madding Crowd

Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge star in the new adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 19th century novel

If the April sun has put a spring in your step, wait until you set your eyes on the idyllic Dorset landscapes featured in Far From the Madding Crowd.


The new film, adapted from Thomas Hardy’s novel by One Day author David Nicholls, stars Carey Mulligan as strong-willed heroine Bathsheba Everdene alongside her three suitors – Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), William Boldwood (Michael Sheen) and Sergeant Troy (Tom Sturridge). 

But it’s the countryside of England’s south coast that shines through in this brand new featurette showcasing the film’s different locations and how they were transformed into the 19th century Wessex landscape of Hardy’s novel. 

“We all just felt we were in this perfect portrait landscape of Hardy,” explains Mulligan. “I don’t think I ever got tired of being in Dorset.”

“There’s something big and operatic about Hardy and these huge, varied landscapes in which these characters play out these stories,” adds Nicholls.

Take a look below:


Far From the Madding Crowd is released in UK cinemas on 1st May