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Film scene from Saltburn: "I don't see it as flattery"

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A beautiful house can be a blessing, but if you believe Charles Stopford Sackville, it can sometimes be a curse.

Especially when, as in his case, it was immortalized in a film.

Sackville's family has owned Drayton House since the 18th century, located in the English county of Northamptonshire, somewhere halfway between London and Birmingham.

The Guardian reports that it is a good 700 years old.

In the present, unexpected fame arose: the director Emerald Fennell had large parts of her film “Saltburn” set there.

It follows the young Oxford student Oliver, who falls in love with a rich fellow student.

The scion of a good family invites him to his family's estate in the summer, "Saltburn" is the name of the film.

There the film takes a dramatic and violent turn.

According to a media report, everyone involved in the production was obliged not to reveal the name of the house.

But for those in the know, the solution to the mystery turned out to be simple: Tatler magazine had already determined from the teaser that it had to be Drayton House.

Since then, fans have been making pilgrimages there, much to the dismay of castle lord Sackville.

»I could never have imagined how great the interest would be.

It's quite strange," he told the Mail on Sunday.

"I don't see it as flattery."

The plague is so bad that the aristocrat has now asked employees to patrol the area.

Although there is a public path leading through the property, there are still “more than 50” unauthorized people roaming around on its property.

»Most people are very well behaved, but some are also a little too curious.«

Sackville said he knew director Fennell's parents.

Her team apparently offered him a pretty penny to film in his 127-room mansion.

Sackville did not say how much the sum was.

Just this much: She “100 percent” persuaded him to agree.

This should also settle the anger with the fans.