Stars Timothée Chalamet and Matt Lucas film ‘Wonka’ scenes on snowy Cobb

Timonthée Chalamet as Willy Wonka and Matt Lucas in costume on the Cobb in Lyme Regis (photo by Richard Austin)
Hollywood actor Timothée Chalamet pictured filming for ‘Wonka’ at Lyme Regis harbour (photo by Richard Austin)
Director Paul King on set, also known for the ‘Paddington’ movies (photo by Richard Austin)

HOLLYWOOD actor Timothée Chalamet has been spotted in Lyme Regis this morning as filming for ‘Wonka’ gets underway. 

A huge film crew has taken over the historic Cobb harbour and surrounding areas, with production trucks parked at Monmouth Beach and based in a field on the outskirts of the town.

The harbour has been dressed in fake snow and nineteenth century props, with the 1930s steam drifter Lydia Eva moored off the Cobb.

Lead actor Timothée Chalamet gave fans a sneak preview of his portrayal of the Roald Dahl character Willy Wonka, posting a picture of him in costume on Twitter.

The actor was then spotted in costume walking along the high wall of the Cobb this morning.

The 25-year-old is best known for his recent roles in ‘The King’, ‘Little Women’ and the upcoming sci-fi epic ‘Dune’.

His performance in ‘Call Me by Your Name’ earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor at just 22 years old.

He then played Nic Sheff in the autobiographical drama ‘Beautiful Boy’, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA.

The musical ‘Wonka’ will tell the story of a young Willy Wonka in nineteenth century Britain, during the Industrial Revolution, before he opens his famous chocolate factory.

It is expected to be released in March 2023.

Other cast members include Oscar-winner Olivia Coleman and comic actors Rowan Atkinson and Matt Lucas, with the latter having been spotted filming scenes alongside Chalamet in Lyme Regis this morning.

The filming is expected to continue tomorrow (Tuesday).

Timothée Chalamet in character as Roald Dahl’s ‘Willy Wonka (photo by Richard Austin)
Film crews on the historic Cobb harbour, with actor Matt Lucas pictured on the high wall second from right (photo by Paul Starck)
Lydia Eva
The snow-covered Lydia Eva moored at the Cobb for the filming of ‘Wonka’ (photo by Glenn Patrick)
The Cobb was sprayed with fake snow over the weekend ahead of filming for ‘Wonka’ (photo by Glenn Patrick)
The huge film crew makes its way down Cobb Road, which was under traffic light management to make way for the trucks (photo by Glenn Patrick)
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