‘Brit-flick’ movie filmed in Norfolk pub

A Norwich-based film company has transformed a pub near Wymondham into a movie set for a new 'Brit-flick' movie.

Cameras and famous actors have descended on the Bird in Hand at Wreningham for the shooting of the Haunting of Harry Payne.

The film crew turned the south Norfolk pub into the Old Black Dog for the supernatural thriller.

The feature film, which is set for a theatrical release early next year, stars a host of well-known television actors, including Tony Scannell, of The Bill, Louis Selwyn, of Coronation Street, Katie Manning of Doctor Who fame, and Graham Cole, who also starred in The Bill.

The movie, which is being produced by Norwich-based Equilibrium Films and is directed by Martyn Pick, tells the story of ex-gangster Harry Payne who leaves prison after serving time for manslaughter, and retires to a mysterious Norfolk village to care for his disturbed wife Susan.

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There he becomes prime suspect in a series of brutal murders where women are being killed at the crossroads where a ghostly 'white lady' has been sighted. At the same time Harry is being haunted by the angry spirits of the victims of the man he killed.

Andrew Selwyn-Crome, executive producer, said he was keen to put the area on the map and promote what the south Norfolk area had to offer.

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The score for the film will also be produced by famous keyboard player Rick Wakeman, of Yes fame, who lives near Diss.

Local musician Oli Brown is pictured being filmed by cameraman Andrew Parsons.

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