Keira Knightley and Bendict Cumberbatch pose during the press conference for The Imitation Game at the Corinthia Hotel, London, yesterday. The film tells the story of Dorset man Alan Turing, one of the founding fathers of computing. Cumberbatch is also set to start filming another series of The Hollow Crown in Wells in the next few weeks PICTURE: Anthony Devlin/PA
Wells residents should keep their eyes open for a slew of famous faces who are heading to the city to film the concluding part of The Hollow Crown, the War of the Roses.
Next weekend, production for the second series will take place in Wells.
The cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Michael Gambon and Philip Glenister.
Cast and crew will be in Wells from October 19 until October 24, filming at Cathedral Green and Vicars Close – although the BBC press office has been tight-lipped about which of the cast will be headed to Wells.
Motor vehicles will be excluded from the area between 8am and 7pm on October 19-21, between 10am and 11pm on October 22, 9am and 9pm on October 23 and 8am and 5pm on October 24.
The Hollow Crown is based on William Shakespeare's history plays, and is one of the BBC's flagship dramas.
The first cycle was an adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II (treated as one film in two parts in the series) and Henry V and starred Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston, and scooped a handful of awards from the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, Broadcasting Press Guild and BAFTA.
The second cycle, which includes Henry VI (in two parts) and Richard III – is being co-produced by Neal Street Productions with Carnival Films/NBC Universal and Thirteen.
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