Tulip Fever film to be released next month

15 November 2018
Cinemagoers will soon be able to see Norwich Cathedral on the big screen in the film Tulip Fever. The movie - which was partly shot at Norwich Cathedral and Holkham in summer 2014 and features an impressive A-list cast - is set to be released in the UK next month with Norwich's Cinema City being among the places where it will be shown.
Back in June 2014 the Cathedral's Cloister Garth was given an extensive movie makeover for its role in Tulip Fever which stars Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan and Dame Judi Dench.

Until now, UK film fans have only seen glimpses of the Cathedral's role in the film's trailers, but the full movie will be out in cinemas from December 7.

The Dean of Norwich, the Very Revd Jane Hedges, said: "Tulip Fever was being filmed in the Cloisters of the Cathedral just as I was moving in four and a half years ago.
"It was fascinating to see the cloisters full of flowers and farm animals and to have nuns wandering around our precincts.
"It was also a huge honour and delight to meet Dame Judi Dench who was playing the Reverend Mother, just a couple of days before I was installed as Dean.
"We’ve waited with great anticipation for the film to be released and it will be very exciting to see it after all this time."

The movie, set in 17th century Amsterdam during the height of tulip mania, is based on the novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach, who penned the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz and Dane DeHaan play the central characters of Sophia, her husband Cornelis Sandvoort, and artist Jan Van Loos.

The story was adapted for cinema by Sir Tom Stoppard and the film’s director, Justin Chadwick, previously directed The Other Boleyn Girl and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.