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Game of Thrones star James Cosmo films Bollywood movie in Faversham

A film starring Game of Thrones favourite James Cosmo is being filmed on the streets of a Kent town today.

The legendary actor, who played Jeor Mormont in the hit TV series, is the headline name in a blockbuster being shot in Faversham town centre.

The film is due to be released next year. Picture: Chris Davey
The film is due to be released next year. Picture: Chris Davey

The 72-year-old - whose movie hits include Highlander, Braveheart, Trainspotting and Ben-Hur - is shooting for a Bollywood film called Suruli, which is set to be released in January.

Scenes have also been shot, or are due to be filmed, at Knowlton Court near Canterbury, on Herne Bay Pier, and in Chillenden.

Read more: 27 big-budget films shots in Kent

Cosmo is the star of the film - an action thriller from India-based Tamil cinema, and directed by Karthik Subbaraj.

Filming in Faversham started on Sunday and is set to continue today from 4pm to 4am, and tomorrow from 5.30pm to 5.30am.

A colourful setting for a scene of the film. Picture: Rose Davis
A colourful setting for a scene of the film. Picture: Rose Davis
Game of Thrones actor James Cosmo is starring in the film. Picture: Andy Jones
Game of Thrones actor James Cosmo is starring in the film. Picture: Andy Jones

It is the second time this year a Bollywood production has been filmed in the town, after scenes for Pagalpanti were shot there in March.

Back in 2017, crews descended on the town to shoot war movie Rangrut.

Gabrielle Lindemann, from the Kent Film Office, said: "Faversham is very popular with Indian productions because the town centre has the look of a quintessential British market town with the lovely Guildhall in the centre and its Georgian and Victorian architecture.

"Faversham stages many varied markets and festivals throughout the year and the wonderful town's people are very film friendly, embracing the filming as they would other events that make Faversham a lively and exciting place."

Earlier this week Disney film crews were also spotted in Reculver, near Herne Bay, with speculation they were the team behind a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

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