Boughton House will feature on the silver screen with Hollywood stars Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway when the Les Miserables hits UK cinema screens on January 11.
The Grade I listed home, near Geddington, is the backdrop for several scenes in the big screen version of musical Les Miserables which had its world premiere in London last night, Thursday.
Anne Hathaway said being cast as tragic heroine Fantine in the film adaptation of Les Miserable was her “dream” job at last night’s premiere.
Despite losing almost two stone and having her long hair cropped to play the factory worker turned prostitute, the American actress admitted she would have done anything for the part.
Oozing Hollywood style as she took to the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square wearing a bejewelled Givenchy gown, the 30-year-old said: “It’s just the sort of job you feel you should give your pay cheque back at the end of the week, it was such a dream and I can’t believe I’m the girl that got to play Fantine.”
Asked if she would have gone beyond the drastic lengths of cutting her brunette locks and slimming down to play her emaciated character, Hathaway added: “I didn’t have to pull out my teeth, but no one asked, so yes, I would do anything.”
The star was joined by director Tom Hooper and co-stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne on the red carpet.
Australian Jackman, 44, described London as the perfect place for the film’s premiere, calling it “the spiritual home of the musical”.
The film also stars Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron-Cohen.
Based upon the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables unfolds against the backdrop of 19th century France.
It follows the trials of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean (Jackman), who is hunted for decades by ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after breaking parole.
The musical is in its 27th year of performance, and has been seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries in 21 languages around the globe. It opened at the Barbican Centre in London on October 8 1985.