In January 2021 we have the privilege to share the story of the discovery at Sutton Hoo from the comfort of our own homes as Netflix releases their latest blockbuster film, The Dig.

The film stars Carey Mulligan as Mrs Pretty and Ralph Fiennes as Basil Brown, the unassuming Suffolk man who was at the heart of the discovery.

We are delighted to be acknowledged by Ralph who sent us the supportive message below:

‘Working on the film The Dig has given me a compelling insight into the history of Sutton Hoo. I am very excited that a team of volunteers at The Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company are actually recreating King Raedwald’s famous vessel. I believe it will prove a remarkable aide in bringing this part of our history to life. I know a huge amount of diligence and expertise is being devoted to the project. I can’t wait to see it when it is finished. I wish everyone involved all success in this great project.’

Ralph Fiennes