Dev Patel seen wandering down Norfolk street for major movie adaptation

Dev Patel in Nelson Street, King's Lynn. Picutre: Claire Coupland

Dev Patel in Nelson Street, King's Lynn. Picutre: Claire Coupland - Credit: Claire Coupland

Film crews are packing up their gear after two days of filming in King's Lynn.

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Scenes for Armando Iannucci's David Copperfield were filmed in various locations around the historic port town, including the Purfleet Quay beneath the Custom House.

The historic quarter of King's Lynn was transformed into a Dickensian film set for movie, which stars Oscar-nominated actor Dev Patel.

Playing the titular character, the star was seen wandering down Nelson Street in Lynn in drab Victorian-style clothing.

The major movie production has been shooting scenes in different locations across the region, including Weybourne beach and Bury St Edmunds.

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant


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Chairman of the King's Lynn Community Cinema Club said the county's natural setting made for iconic scenes, including the final scene of the 1999 film Shakespeare in Love in which Gwyneth Paltrow strolls along Holkham beach.

'It has an impact on tourism,' he added. 'The open spaces in Norfolk provides a lot of potential for film.'

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The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The filming of David Copperfield is taking place at The Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

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