THE historic Grade 1 listed Great Chalfield Manor played host to filming for a new television series on Monday.

Filming for Becoming Elizabeth has been taking place at the 15th century medieval manor.

Patsy Floyd, who lives with her husband Robert at Great Chalfield Manor, said: “They filmed for just one day, with carriages going up and down the road outside.

“They also filmed in front of the manor, as well as inside the house.

“It is a big upheaval for us but it is lovely to have them here and we did everything to make it possible for them to film.”

The production traces the early years of Elizabeth 1, who became Queen of England and Ireland from November 17 1558 until her death on March 24 1603.

The film about the last Tudor monarch stars German actress Alicia Von Rittberg.

The series, made by US production company Starz, is the latest historical drama to be filmed in Wiltshire following an enforced halt in production because of Covid lockdowns.

Becoming Elizabeth is the untold story of the early life of the iconic queen. It will be screened on television as an eight-part series.

It recounts how the young daughter of Henry V111 became embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court as an orphaned teenager before ascending the throne after her step-sister Queen Mary 1 died.

Starz chief executive Jeffrey Hirsch said: “The world of Becoming Elizabeth is visceral and dangerous – judgments are rendered quickly and no one is safe.“This series explores the Tudor reign and young Elizabeth, who would become England’s ‘Gloriana’ and one of history’s most dynamic figures, through a new lens which we think viewers will find highly engaging.”

Filming has also taken place at Bristol Cathedral, Cardiff Castle in Wales, and at St Andrew Street in Somerset and Wells Cathedral.