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Danny Boyle starts filming Beatles crash scene in Gorleston

PUBLISHED: 21:17 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 21:17 08 May 2018

Danny Boyle can be seen filming his latest movie in Gorleston. He is seen holding what is thought to be a script.
Picture: Anthony Carroll

Danny Boyle can be seen filming his latest movie in Gorleston. He is seen holding what is thought to be a script. Picture: Anthony Carroll

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Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle was filming his latest movie in Gorleston tonight with scenes involving a car crash being lined up on the seafront.

The film's writer Richard Curtis can be seen among the crew in Upper Cliff Road.
Picture: Anthony CarrollThe film's writer Richard Curtis can be seen among the crew in Upper Cliff Road. Picture: Anthony Carroll

Mr Boyle and his extensive crew could be seen in the Upper Cliff Road area for scenes involving a Mini for the film, which is based on the music of The Beatles.

A crowd of around 20 people watched on as rehearsals were held and scenes shot.

A drone flies over the Pier Hotel ahead of the crash scenes to be filmed by Danny Boyle.
Picture: Anthony CarrollA drone flies over the Pier Hotel ahead of the crash scenes to be filmed by Danny Boyle. Picture: Anthony Carroll

Later in the night scenes are due to be shot in the Pier Hotel area involving what is described as stunt accident scene, believed to involve a bus.

As part of the preparations a drone was flown over the hotel by part of the film crew.

The film is about if The Beatles never existed and is written by Suffolk-based Richard Curtis and stars Lily James, Eastenders star Himesh Patel and a rumoured appearance by Ed Sheeran.

It has already seen scenes filmed inside Gorleston’s Ocean Room venue and in Lowestoft, Halesworth and the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

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