When my eldest daughter Amelia Rose asked me if she could be Griet played by Scarlett Johansson in Girl with a Pearl Earring I was both surprised and delighted by her choice. Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed, based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier. Scarlett Johansson stars as Griet, a young 17th-century servant in the household of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (played by Colin Firth) at the time he painted Girl with a Pearl Earring(1665) in the city of Delft in Holland. Other cast members include Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy, and Judy Parfitt.
The shoot took place in Ye Old Black Boy in Hull’s Old town a fantastic and atmospheric pub. One of Hull’s hidden gems. Many thanks to Pub Landlord Adam Scruton for letting us use his front parlour and for looking after my adorable and very lively two year old grandson Azrael.