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Daniel Deronda's location manager, Adam Browne, scoured the United Kingdom to find the perfect settings to realize George Eliot's masterpiece. The following are the primary locations used; some links are provided for further information:
Daniel Deronda and Sir Mallinger's mansion
Ford Abbey, Somerset.
Henleigh Grandcourt's mansion
West Wycombe Park, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Other Grandcourt scenes were shot at Syon Park, Brentford
Gwendolyn Harleth's home
a privately owned manor house, near Guildford, Surrey.
The Meyrick's home
a privately owned house, Chiswick, London.
The Arrowpoint's home
Avington Park House, near Winchester.
The river where Daniel rows, and saves Mirah
the Thames, at Isleworth, Middlesex
Lydia Glasher home
Greys Court, a picturesque 14th century house in Henley on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
Horseback riding and hunt scenes
Waddesdon manor, near Tring, Buckinghamshire.
Casino interior scenes
Goldsmith's Hall, St. Paul's, City of London. With roots in the trade guilds of the Middle Ages, the present Hall designed by Philip Hardwick is the third on its site.
Jewish market scenes
Various interior scenes
Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire
Title and end credits music:
Act II: 'Cavatina' from Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). This piece was recorded for Daniel Deronda featuring singer Jenny Burn.
The character Mirah sang several times during the drama. The two main pieces were:
Excerpts from Mendelssohn's On Wings of Song and an arrangement of Beethoven's Ah! Perfido, Op.65.
Mirah's lullaby was an original composition by Rob Lane.
Music segments were composed by accomplished television music composer Rob Lane, who has also composed for other Masterpiece Theatre dramas including The Hound of the Baskervilles, Love in a Cold Climate and David Copperfield.
Unfortunately the soundtrack to Daniel Deronda is not commercially available.
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Production Notes | Jews in 19th-Century England | George Eliot
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