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War Machine | Netflix Exclusive

Netflix exclusive, War Machine featuring Brad Pitt and Ben Kingsley was filmed at Addington Palace over two days in September and October 2015. The film is about an idiosyncratic general who confronts opposition from enemies, allies, and bureaucrats while leading a massive rebuild operation in Afghanistan.

Rooms used

The Great Hall | Glen McMahon (Brad Pitt) speaks to US Diplomants
Dining Room | Glen McMahon (Brad Pitt) visits President Karzai’s Office (Ben Kingsley)
Music Room | Glen McMahon (Brad Pitt) visits President Karzai’s Bedroom (Ben Kingsley)


This 2017 Hollywood film was a Netflix Exclusive released on May 26th. Netflix is the king of streaming services and now have over 50 exclusive movies. This particular movie, used three of our rooms, The Great Hall, The Dining Room and The Music Room.

The scenes our Historic mansion can be seen in the trailer. It shows Sir Ben Kingsley, playing the President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, with Brad Pitt, who plays American army general, Glen McMahon.

In the trailer, Pitt tells Kingsley that Nato is about to embark on a new direction to build Afghanistan into a free and prosperous nation.

The film is described as part reality, part parody with Brad Pitt depicting a born leader’s “march into folly”.