Hampton Court Palace hosts display of costumes from Oscar-nominated The Favourite

Hampton Court Palace is displaying the lavish period costumes from the multi Oscar-nominated film The Favourite in the very rooms not only some of the scenes were filmed in but that Queen Anne herself resided.
Visitors will be able to get up close to the costumes worn in the film by Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz and will learn about how the dresses were created by three-time Oscar winning costume designer Sandy Powell, and the historic context behind them.

Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Building of the palace began in 1514 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, the chief minister of King Henry VIII. In 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the cardinal gave the palace to the king to check his disgrace. The palace went on to become one of Henry’s most favoured residences; soon after acquiring the property, he arranged for it to be enlarged so that it might more easily accommodate his sizeable retinue of courtiers. 

Scenes from the movie were filmed in Hampton Court’s kitchens, Fountain Court and Cartoon Gallery, where the costumes are on display, and visitors can explore these rooms as well as the Queen’s Drawing Room, which was redecorated under Queen Anne’s orders.

The costumes are displayed in the Cartoon Gallery, which was used as a location in the film.The costumes will be on display from 17 January-10 March and The Favourite is in cinemas now. The costumes, including Lady Sarah Churchill’s (Rachel Weisz) black ballgown and riding outfit, Abigail Hill’s (Emma Stone) denim maid’s outfit and Queen Anne’s (Olivia Coleman) nightgown, will be displayed in Hampton Court Palace’s Cartoon Gallery – which served as the hallway leading to the Queen’s bedroom in the film.




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