Russell Crowe spotted in pub as Les Miserables filming begins in Chatham
Hollywood actor Russell Crowe has been
spotted enjoying a drink at a pub in Chatham as filming began
for the musical Les Miserables.
Chatham's Historic Dockyard has become a little piece of France
for the movie, which also stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and
Crowe, who is pictured left on set in Chatham as police
inspector Javert, was spotted in the Ship and Trades pub, Chatham
Maritime, on Friday night.
He had been filming during the day and was seen walking around
the site in casual clothes before getting into costume and riding a
The production was being set up on Thursday and crews were busy
creating the set at the historic site.
A large marquee has also been set up in the car park of the site
and is thought to house changing rooms and costumes.
The film is being directed by Tom Hooper, who won an Oscar for
directing The King's Speech.
It is being filmed in the same spot as the recent BBC series
Call The Midwife.
The directors held auditions for extras in the film in February
at the nearby Rochester Building at the University of Kent.
Thousands of people waited in the cold, hoping to get a part,
with some queuing for hours only to be turned away. Those who were
selected were due to start filming scenes this week.
The film will be released in Britain on January 11, 2013.
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