Northumberland May 2010

Macbeth Bamburgh Castle


Oscar-nominated film star Michael Fassbender is in Bamburgh as shooting gets underway for giant screen adaptation of Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth.

Taking the title part, Fassbender, recently watched by millions in commonly recommended 12 Years A Slave, has-been taking in the sights of Northumberland’s impressive shoreline.

Joining the movie’s cast, alongside French actress Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth, is Bamburgh Castle supplying the background to views as Macbeth’s home.

Inviting the stars, other actors and a team of nearly 200, Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland has been converted into it’s very own shanty city as trailers and marquees have gone up in preparation for this week’s two-day recording.

The grounds regarding the historical venue will feature when you look at the film adaptation of Shakespearean tragedy which also stars Paddy Considine and David Thewlis.

Chris Calvert, manager at Bamburgh Castle, said: “Mr Fassbender has been around. It is incredibly exciting and an actual buzz having these huge productions shooting right here.

“They were right here creating a week ago as soon as I stumbled on work the automobile playground was converted into its own shanty city with trailers and marquees.

“Something such as this has a knock-on impact on the whole town. This has a crew of practically 200. Obtained hired the pavilion when perhaps not filming are using the services Bamburgh has. Something like it has a large effect on the entire location.

“It is remarkable to own something like in the castle. They've been filming outside aided by the castle given that backdrop before moving to film within the grounds. The palace are going to be on big displays across the world and that's perfect for us and also the region.” Silver screen star Fassbender is times far from finding out if he’s already been chosen as winner of the finest Actor in a Supporting Role on Oscars for 12 many years A Slave, going up against Bradley Cooper in American hustle, Jonah Hill inside Wolf of Wall Street and Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club.

It’s maybe not the first time the digital cameras have now been rolling at Bamburgh Castle which within the last four years is popular with area scouts for television and movie tasks.

Stories from Northumberland with Robson Green dedicated an episode towards palace which simply the other day featured in Sir Tony Robinson’s hiking Through History.

In 2010 the palace has additionally been found in a pilot for a program launching young ones on works of Shakespeare and soon after in the year will undoubtedly be showcased again to millions in BBC crisis series Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.



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