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Last Updated: Monday, 5 September 2005, 12:48 GMT 13:48 UK
Chatsworth stars in Austen film
Chatsworth House
The imposing Chatsworth House features as Darcy's home in the film
An historic Derbyshire house will be front and centre at the premiere of a film version of Pride and Prejudice.

Chatsworth House, near Chesterfield, features in the Hollywood film as Pemberley, the home of Mr Darcy.

The film, starring Matthew Macfadyen and Keira Knightley, premieres on Monday evening at Leicester Square.

Filming at Chatsworth took six days last year. Other scenes were shot in Stamford and at Burghley House, Lincs, and are bound to attract tourists.

Hundreds of people from the East Midlands took part in the filming as extras.

A Chatsworth spokesman said the production is "fantastic" for the profile of the stately home.

Jane Austen's classic novel following the adventures of the five Bennet sisters, including the strong-willed Lizzie, the serene and beautiful Jane, and Lydia, the youngest and most impetuous.

The film will be released in most cinemas in the UK later in September.

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