Excitement mounts as props arrive for ‘Wonka’ filming in Lyme Regis

Filmed above, a classic Bedford truck arrives at the Cobb in Lyme Regis (video courtesy of Debbie Conibere)

EXCITEMENT is mounting at the Cobb in Lyme Regis as preparations are made for the filming of a new Willy Wonka movie.

As previous revealed by LymeOnline, scenes for Warner Bros and the Roald Dahl Story Co’s upcoming production of ‘Wonka’ are set to be filmed at the historic harbour, with fishermen and businesses in the area offered a sum to cover disruption to their work.

Oscar-nominated actor Timothée Chalamet will star as the iconic inventor Willy Wonka in this new adaptation based on characters created by Roald Dahl for his novel ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

The story will focus on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening his famous chocolate factory, with several musical numbers set to feature in the film.

It is reported that scenes to be filmed at the Cobb will include a spectacular snow scene.

Props have been arriving this week ahead of the filming, including a classic Bedford truck which was seen driving along the Cobb this morning (Tuesday), and the steam drifter ‘Lydia Eva’.

Built in 1930 and based in Great Yarmouth, the boat is the world’s last surviving steam-powered herring drifter and is currently moored in Lyme Regis harbour.

The ‘Lydia Eva’ steam drifter in Lyme Regis harbour (photo by Rob Wheeler)
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