Actor Hugh Grant 'filming new movie' The Man from U.N.C.L.E directed by Guy Ritchie at Chatham Historic Dockyard
Actor Hugh Grant. Picture: Andy Butterton/PA Photos
Hollywood heart-throb Hugh Grant is rumoured to be in Medway filming his latest movie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The film crew for the Warner Bros movie has descended on the Historic Dockyard at Chatham to start shooting - but no one has yet confirmed a sighting of the A-lister.
Alongside Bridget Jones' Diary star Grant, the film also features actors Henry Cavill, who plays Clark Kent in the 2013 film Man of Steel).
Other actors include Armie Hammer (The Social Network) and up-and-coming actress Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina, The Fifth Estate).
The film is being directed by Guy Ritchie, who is also reported to be on the Chatham set daily.
Cllr Andrew Mackness, whose business Norma's Catering is in the Dockyard, said: "They have been filming along Anchor Wharf.
"On Monday night they were filming a car chase and have built a set there.
"It's the only set they have built. They are using the Dockyard's buildings for the rest of it.
"They have put up German signs and lampposts around. I haven't seen any of the stars, but they are supposed to be here.
"Guy Ritchie has been here every evening from 4pm as well."
Chatham Historic Dockyard has been turned into 1960s Berlin for the Man from U.N.C.L.E. Picture: Caroline Howes
Mr Mackness added: "It is excellent for Medway that we have Warner Bros, a major film company, using the Dockyard.
"It is great to see the Dockyard used for another blockbuster film."
Set at the height of the Cold War, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (which stands for United Network Command for Law Enforcement), was originally a TV series created by Sam Rolfe, Robert Vaughn and David McCallum.
It aired on NBC for four years from 1964 and has been adapted by director Guy Ritchie for the big screen.
Grant plays Alexander Waverly, the British head of the multi-national intelligence organisation U.N.C.L.E.
Henry Cavill as Superman, in Man Of Steel. Picture: PA Photo/Warner Bros
Cavill plays Agent Solo, the part played by Robert Vaughn in the original US TV series, who teams up with Hammer’s operative Kuryakin (previously portrayed by David McCallum) to join forces against a mysterious criminal organisation.
It is believed the crew will be in the Dockside in Chatham Maritime until Thursday.
Setting up a camera at Chatham Historic Dockyard for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Picture: Andy Payton
Crew lorries and platforms on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Picture: Andy Payton
Rear of the set for The Man from U.N.C.L.E along Anchor Wharf. Picture: Andy Payton
The Man from U.N.C.L.E is expected to be released in 2014.
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