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Town gets set for key role in filming of Danny Boyle blockbuster

PUBLISHED: 18:00 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 18:29 30 April 2018

Danny Boyle, who has directed some of the most successful British films of all time. Picture PA Wire/Press Association Images

Danny Boyle, who has directed some of the most successful British films of all time. Picture PA Wire/Press Association Images

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Members of the cast and crew are set to descend on a market town for the filming of a hotly-tipped romantic comedy.

The Thoroughfare in Halesworth town centre, where filming for a romantic comedy directed by Danny Boyle is set to take place. Picture: Archant LibraryThe Thoroughfare in Halesworth town centre, where filming for a romantic comedy directed by Danny Boyle is set to take place. Picture: Archant Library

Halesworth has been assigned a key role in the making of Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis’ latest film, thought to be set in a world where The Beatles never existed and rumoured to feature a cameo from Ed Sheeran.

Tomorrow will see the Working Title production team undertake preparation work, before a day of filming takes place on Wednesday, May 2.

The film’s location manager said: “Our filming activity will be concentrated at The White Hart pub, The Hideout Café and on Halesworth Thoroughfare itself.

“We plan to do some set dressing on the Thoroughfare. Our night scene requires rain so we will be bringing in Special FX Rain stands to achieve this.”

The Thoroughfare will remain open to traffic, but there are likely to be short hold-ups during the filming process.

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