LISTEN: ‘Wonka’ star Timothée Chalamet talks of “beautiful” Lyme Regis on BBC radio

Timothée Chalamet in character as Roald Dahl’s ‘Willy Wonka (photo by Richard Austin)

‘WONKA’ actor Timothée Chalamet has spoken about “beautiful” Lyme Regis in a BBC radio interview.

The 25-year-old actor is playing Willy Wonka in Warner Bros’ new musical and was seen filming at the Cobb in Lyme Regis earlier this month, sending young fans into a frenzy.

He appeared on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 to promote his current film ‘Dune’, along with co-star Zendaya, last week and the presenter asked him about his new project ‘Wonka’.

He said he had recently been filming in Lyme Regis, a part of England he had never visited before.

Timothée said filming had been “a joy” and commenting on Lyme Regis he added: “Absolutely beautiful. We were hosted very nicely by everyone in the town, it’s a beautiful place.”

The American actor said he then continued filming in Bath – joking about the correct pronunciation of the city – and was now back in the studio in London.

“It’s been a lot of fun and keep your eyes peeled for a golden ticket,” he added.

You can listen to a clip above or the full interview here.

‘Wonka’ is expected to be released in March 2023.

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