Yesterday movie fan’s delight over invite to take tea with writer Richard Curtis
- Credit: Dawn Walker
The story of a woman’s 5,000 mile trip to Gorleston’s Pier Hotel because of the film Yesterday has taken a heartwarming twist - with an invite to tea with the film’s writer.
Dawn Walker travelled to the seaside gem from her home in Seattle on a whim after she saw the landmark building on the silver screen.
Now the married mum-of-two was able to chink teacups with the film's writer Richard Curtis at his Suffolk home with his girlfriend and associate producer Emma Freud who read the story and tweeted an invite.
The tweet said: "Hi Dawn, are you around near Gorleston tomorrow afternoon? Fancy a cup of tea with the man who wrote Yesterday?"
People on Twitter were quick to hail the lovely gesture, one woman saying: "This has literally made my day."
And after making some arrangements Mrs Walker, accepted the generous offer of to meet with the stars on Thursday.
She said: "Emma and Richard were just so friendly.
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"They were both so down to earth and they signed a book for me and dug around and found a poster.
"They were just really nice people and they were both happy to be part of my birthday adventure.
"I feel like I was the one hit by the bus and living a totally wonderful existence."
In the hour-and-a-half she was with the couple in Walberswick, she was plied with cake, with Freud trying out various recipes as she vied for top honours in the village show.
She said the success of the trip had given her a new confidence as she marked her 50th birthday and travelled alone for the first time.
"I have been very safe and am generally a steady person, now I feel I can step out of my comfort zone," she added.
"I never imagined anything like this would happen. Had I stayed at home I would probably be cleaning out my drawers."