Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pictured: Colin Firth got quite the drenching as he filmed in Manchester city centre

Oct 20, 2014 12:23 By Emma Flanagan

Oscar winner Colin Firth has been spotted in Manchester city centre this morning, as the Northern Quarter was transformed into 1920s New York for his new film Genius.

The King’s Speech star was getting quite a soaking in his grey three-piece suit and matching overcoat.

The rain was likely to be a blessing for the film makers who were let down by Manchester’s reputation as a rainy city yesterday. They were forced to fake the rain while filming with Firth’s co-star Jude Law.

In between takes the 54-year-old actor was seen sheltering underneath a blue and black golf umbrella.

While Firth, who is playing legendary publisher Max Perkins, looked extremely dapper his co-star Jude Law, looked a little more bedraggled as they climbed down a fire escape.

The 41-year-old actor, who starred in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film, is playing Thomas Clayton Wolfe who is considered to be one of the most difficult writers Max Perkins had to work with.

The Northern Quarter back street has doubled for early 20th century New York before in the blockbuster Captain America, and this time the dingy alley was bedecked with old fashioned washing lines and a laundry sign.

As yet there have been no signs of the two lead actors' co-stars Nicole Kidman, who plays Wolfe's love interest Aline Bernstein or Dominic West who is playing Ernest Hemingway.

Filming is set to continue in Manchester until the end of the week.

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