Harrison Ford pleads with fans to leave him alone as hes surrounded by crowd on Newcastle Quayside – Chronicle Live

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Actor Harrison Ford begged selfie-seeking fans for space on Friday as he was followed by a crowd along Newcastle Quayside.

The Hollywood superstar has caused a stir in the region as he stays in Newcastle during filming for the fifth Indiana Jones film.

There’s been excitement as he’s visited popular local restaurants and been spotted out on his bike – but it appears the Star Wars legend believes some fans have taken things too far.

On Friday afternoon he was pictured having a stern word with a group of fans, understood to have followed him along the Quayside.

A witness told ChronicleLive that the actor had left his Quayside hotel on Friday afternoon in a bid to avoid the huddle of fans who’d gathered outside.

He’s believed to have left from the back of the hotel to lunch in nearby restaurant Gusto – where he’s even rumoured to have left through the kitchen to avoid crowds.

But it’s understood the crowds caught up with him once again as he returned to his hotel.

Harrison Ford mobbed by fans
Some of those surrounding the superstar weren’t wearing masks (Pic by Terry Blackburn)
(Image: Terry Blackburn)

Unhappy with the constant attention, it seems he decided to asks fans, some of whom were not wearing face coverings, to leave.

A witness claimed he told them that he had already said he would not be signing autographs or posing for pictures and that they should go.

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Apparently cautious about Covid-19, the 78-year-old has been careful to wear a mask during his visit to the North East, and was seen back in January getting his first dose of the vaccine soon after it first became available.

Due to his age, he’s likely to be more vulnerable to the virus.

He’s also shown his concern about the pandemic through his work – back in 2020 he narrated a public service announcement urging people to take part in vaccine clinical trials to develop the vaccine.

 

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