‘Ammonite’ star Kate meets local schoolchildren

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet meets children from St Michael’s Primary School in Lyme Regis
Kate Winslet arrives of set at the Cobb dressed as fossil hunter Mary Anning (photo by Suzanne Thirlwell)

OSCAR-winning actress Kate Winslet took time out of her busy filming schedule in Lyme Regis to meet local schoolchildren. 

Winslet has been in town for the past two weeks filming scenes for ‘Ammonite’, based on the life of Lyme’s famous fossil hunter Mary Anning, along with co-star Saoirse Ronan.

This week, scenes have been filmed at the town’s historic Cobb harbour and out at sea on traditional sailing ship ‘Irene’.

Children from St Michael’s Primary School visited the filmset this morning and arrived just in time to meet the star.

A spokesperson for the school said: “Children in Jurassic Class had the pleasure of meeting Kate Winslet on their morning walk to the Cobb today. She was passing in her car, rolled down the window then got out to say a few words to the children. The children and staff were very excited!”

For more photos from the filming of ‘Ammonite’, visit the LymeOnline Photo Gallery

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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