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Is Netflix returning to Norfolk next week?

PUBLISHED: 11:39 08 November 2019 | UPDATED: 16:35 08 November 2019

Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan star in an upcoming Netflix film called The Dig, part of which is being filmed in Cromer. Pictures: PA

Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan star in an upcoming Netflix film called The Dig, part of which is being filmed in Cromer. Pictures: PA

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A production team is coming to Cromer to film scenes for a movie, leading to car park closures and some disruption.

Jetty Street in Cromer could be a scene in the new production. Picture: Liz MurtonJetty Street in Cromer could be a scene in the new production. Picture: Liz Murton

The details have not yet been revealed but it is believed the team may be from the streaming service Netflix.

Although unconfirmed, the production is rumoured to be a period drama called The Dig, which will star Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan.

The filming means Cromer's Meadow Road car park will be closed between 7am on Monday, November 11 and 8am on Wednesday, November 13, and Runton Road car park will be closed from 6pm on Monday to 8am on Wednesday.

There will also be restricted access to the prom. There are road closure orders for Cromer's iconic Jetty Street, Jetty Cliff and New Street from November 10 to 13.

A streaming service, believed to be Netflix, is coming to Cromer for filming. Image: NetflixA streaming service, believed to be Netflix, is coming to Cromer for filming. Image: Netflix

A North Norfolk District Council spokesman said the details were confidential, but said the closures were due to filming by a "well-known internet streaming service".

The Dig was originally to feature Nicole Kidman, but her character had been replaced by Carey Mulligan by August. Other actors linked to the production are Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott and Monica Dolan.

Production has already been taking place in Suffolk for the film, which is directed by Australian Simon Stone.

The plot, based on a novel by John Preston, revolves around the Sutton Hoo burial ship, the greatest Anglo-Saxon discovery ever in Britain. Mulligan plays a widow, who has a hunch that there is something special buried on land she owns, and Fiennes plays a local archaeologist.

A scene of Netflix's Jingle Jangle being filmed in Elm Hill, Norwich, earlier this year. Credit: James RandleA scene of Netflix's Jingle Jangle being filmed in Elm Hill, Norwich, earlier this year. Credit: James Randle

Tim Adams, town, district and county councillor for Cromer, said such filming projects helped raise the profile of Cromer and north Norfolk and said he hoped the area would benefit from them.

He said: "We're finding filming is happening quite regularly these days."

This would not be the first time Netflix has filmed in Norfolk this year. In June, a production team came to Elm Hill in Norwich to film scenes for a Christmas film, Jingle Jangle, starring Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker.

Access to Cromer's promenade will be restricted during the filming. Photo: Getty ImagesAccess to Cromer's promenade will be restricted during the filming. Photo: Getty Images

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