A-lister film stars who have played iconic Cumbrians range from Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson to Steve Coogan and James Corden.

And no, it's not just Wordsworth who's been adapted by Hollywood.

Some of these films you might recognise and some you may not, but we insist you try and get around to them! If it's a telling Cumbrian tale, we can guarantee it's worth a watch.

Here we take a look at some of the biggest films with a dash of Cumbria:

Mel Gibson -  Fletcher Christian 

Gibson starred in the 1984 film Bounty as mutineer Fletcher Christian.

Christian spent his early life in Cumbria, attending Cockermouth School along with William Wordsworth.

Fletcher Christian was also played by Clark Gable in 1935 and Marlon Brando in 1962.

James Corden - Peter Rabbit

James Corden starred as the titular Peter Rabbit in the 2018 film of the same name.

The fictional character was dreamt up by Beatrix Potter, one of the most famous authors of all time and a notable Lake District local.

Rose Byrne - Beatrix Potter

Rose Byrne played a character called 'Bea' in the same 2018 film which was based on Beatrix Potter. The actor said at the time: "It’s intimidating playing a British icon like Beatrix Potter".

David Threlfall - William Wordsworth

Widely known as Frank Gallagher on the beloved TV series Shameless, Threlfall is the first Wordsworth actor to appear on our list.

Threlfall portrayed the bard of the Lakes in the 2006 BBC series The Romantics. It examined the influence of the Romantic poets and their effect on modern thinking.

Renee Zellwegger and Ewan McGregor - Beatrix Potter and Norman Warne

Potter again.

Renee Zellwegger and Ewan McGregor portrayed Beatrix Potter and Norman Warne in the 2006 biographical film Miss Potter.

It is based on the life of the children's author and illustrator and combines stories from her own life with animated sequences featuring characters from her stories, such as the aforementioned Peter Rabbit. 

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Mark Rylance - Maurice Flitcroft

The Phantom of the Open is a 2021 British biographical comedy-drama film about the exploits of Maurice Flitcroft.

Flitcroft lived in Barrow-in-Furness and was later called "the world's worst golfer" after shooting a score of 121 in the qualifying competition for the 1976 Open Championship.

David Warner and Felicity Kendall - William and Dorothy Wordsworth

William and Dorothy is a 1978 British TV movie starring David Warner and Felicity Kendall and directed by Ken Russell.

This hour-long docudrama presents Wordsworth's sister Dorothy as his muse.

Anthony Hopkins - Donald Campbell

Anthony Hopkins starred as Donald Campbell in 1988's Across the Lake.

This film shows the last 60 days in the life of speed ace Donald Campbell (Hopkins), who, in 1967, famously crashed his craft "The Bluebird" while trying the break the three-hundred-mile-per-hour barrier on Coniston Water.

Steve Coogan - Stan Laurel

Steve Coogan portrayed Stan Laurel in 2018's Stan & Ollie. 

The film focuses on details of the comedy duo's relationship while relating how they embarked on a gruelling music hall tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland in 1953 and struggled to get another film made.

Born in Ulverston, Stan was one half of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.