Pictures: Clovelly harbour transformed into 1940s film set
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Famous North Devon village the latest location for new historical feature film
More filming for a major historical movie is set to take place in North Devon this week.
Clovelly harbour has been transformed into a post-World War Two Channel Island port ahead of new scenes being shot in the village for the film Guernsey on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Film crews have been busy today (Saturday) dotting 1940s props – including lobster pots, suitcases, posters and signs – along the 17th century quay.
Modern features such as wires have been disguised with tape, while quayside properties have been adorned with fishing nets and period laundry.
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The exterior of the Red Lion pub has even been painted to give it an authentic wartime look.
Clovelly is the latest location set to star in the big screen adaptation of international best-selling historical novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
Yesterday, scenes involving a Dakota military transporter aircraft were filmed at Saunton Sands and it is thought some scenes were shot at a campsite near Hartland this morning.
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It is also rumoured that a major scene will be shot in Bideford on Friday.
Last month, director Mike Newell, who was behind the camera for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Four Weddings and a Funeral, invited would-be extras to an open casting session at Bideford Arts Centre.Filming is taking place throughout April and May, with Game of Thrones’ Michael Huisman and Downton Abbey’s Lily James and Jessica Brown Findlay among the cast members.