‘The King’ Production Designer Fiona Crombie on How She Recreated 15th Century England

Published on Nov 08, 2019

‘The King’ Production Designer Fiona Crombie on How She Recreated 15th Century England

It’s snowing in Budapest, and production designer Fiona Crombie is on a recce — the British term for a reconnaissance mission. She’s looking for the perfect location to recreate the Battle of Agincourt for David Michod’s “The King,” starring Timothée Chalamet as King Henry V of England. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s plays, the film follows Hal as he ascends to the throne and faces political threats from neighboring France. For Crombie, it meant not only did she have to find locations for the muddy battles we see on-screen.

For the interior scenes, Crombie scouted the U.K. to find the ideal location for her royal court. “We shot in Haddon Hall and Berkeley Hall. I built some sets in Wales.”

Crombie is no stranger to recreating royal courts and working with medieval households; she created Queen Anne’s court in “The Favourite,” as well as the medieval settings of “Macbeth.

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Jazz Tangcay