Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman steam in to film latest blockbuster

by Pete Hughes, Reporter covering Abingdon and Wantage, South Oxford and Kennington. Call me on 01865 425431

Herald Series:

Didcot may have lost three of its iconic cooling towers but it has kept its appeal for A-List celebrities.

Hollywood stars Jude Law and Nicole Kidman have been spotted filming their latest movie at the town’s heritage railway centre.

Along with Colin Firth and Dominic West, they are shooting new biopic Genius, about the man who published Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald.

Mr Law, who plays American novelist Thomas Clayton Wolfe, and Ms Kidman, who plays his mistress Aline Bernstein, were seen shooting scenes at the railway centre in the rain on Friday afternoon.

A member of staff at the centre said: “Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman were all here to film scenes for Genius but we have been told not to talk about it.

“We think the film will come out some time next year.”

Centre manager Roger Orchard was unavailable for comment.

It is not the first time Jude Law has filmed scenes at the centre.

He and Robert Downey Jnr spent three days there in 2010 to film scenes for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the sequel to 2009’s box office hit, Sherlock Holmes.

Residents were warned then not to be alarmed by explosions coming from the site as they recreated a munitions factory in the main engine shed.

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