5 celebrities spotted in Norfolk in 2021
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It may only be April, but a host of famous faces have been spotted in Norfolk this year.
While we didn't have any celebrities coming here for a holiday, as the advice in the latest lockdown was to stay local, these big names came here for work for the filming of various projects.
1 and 2: Kristen Stewart and Sally Hawkins
Twilight star Kristen Stewart plays Princess Diana in upcoming film Spencer and was spotted on Hunstanton beach in March alongside British actress Sally Hawkins, whose credits include The Shape of Water and the Paddington films.
The film follows Diana's decision to leave her marriage to Prince Charles at Christmas at Sandringham, with a German castle doubling up for the estate, and St Peter and St Paul's Church in the village of Shropham, near Attleborough, stood in as the church.
3 and 4: Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack
Academy award-winning actress Emma Thompson and Peaky Blinders actor Daryl McCormack, who plays Isaiah in the hit series, came to Norwich in March for the filming of new comedy drama Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.
Mr McCormack was filmed inside Cafe Gelato in Opie Street in late March and Emma Thompson also popped in and chatted to the owners in Italian and both tried the gelato.
5. Kenneth Branagh
Elsewhere in Norfolk, Kenneth Branagh came to Aylsham in early April as he stars as the prime minister in Sky political drama This Sceptred Isle, based around the UK's coronavirus response.
He looked the spitting image of Boris Johnson as he was filmed emerging from Coxford's Butchers in the Market Place and scenes were also shot in other other nearby spots, including Aylsham's Drill Hall and Town Hall.
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