Norwegian-Irish adaptation of Miss Julie
August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie was brought to the big screen in 2014 in a Norwegian-Irish joint production. The play was originally written in 1888 and set on Midsummer's Eve on the estate in Sweden. This latest film adaptation was directed by Norway’s Liv Ullmann and was set in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
Over the course of a midsummer night in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her. The film was shot on location in the National Trust property, Castle Coole in Fermanagh, with Jessica Chastain starring in the title role and Ireland’s own Colin Farrell as the valet, Jean.
For fans of the film, Castle Coole is open to the public and is one of Northern Ireland's greatest neo-classical houses, situated in a stunning landscaped park on the edge of the bustling town of Enniskillen, where world-renowned Irish writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett once went to school.
Known locally as lake country, Fermanagh is a haven for watersports of all kinds. Whether it's boat tours of the Marble Arch Caves, or cruisers exploring the 800km network of rivers, canals and lakes in the Shannon-Erne navigation – the county boasts pretty much every class of inland water feature you can imagine.
A descent into the Marble Arch Caves Geopark begins with a subterranean boat ride and ends 650 million years back in time. Fermanagh is also home to the Lough Erne Resort: winner of Northern Ireland Tourism’s Hotel of the Year 2014 and home to world leaders during the 2013 G8 Summit.