WATCH: Fans in a frenzy as Timothée Chalamet leaves Lyme Regis after ‘Wonka’ filming

YOUNG fans of Timothée Chalamet were sent into a frenzy on Tuesday evening as the actor waved goodbye to Lyme Regis.

The Hollywood star, 25, had been in town for two days, filming scenes on the historic Cobb as Roald Dahl character Willy Wonka.

He is playing the lead role in the Warner Bros musical ‘Wonka’, which will act as a prequel to ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, based in 19th century Britain.

The film is being directed by Paul King and is expected to be released in March 2023.

Chalamet had been spotted in full costume filming musical scenes around the harbour, alongside the likes of British star Matt Lucas.

He waved goodbye to screaming fans from the back of a blacked-out car on Tuesday evening as the film crew moved on to their next location in Bath.

Chalamet is considered one of the most prolific young actors of present times. He 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.

Timothée Chalamet waves to fans from the back of a blacked-out car as he leaves Lyme Regis (photo by Richard Austin)
Timonthée Chalamet as Willy Wonka and Matt Lucas in costume on the Cobb in Lyme Regis (photo by Richard Austin)
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