Hen-do goers shock after spotting Indiana Jones Harrison Ford cooling down after North Shields bike ride – Chronicle Live

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A woman on a work hen-do got the shock of her life after spotting Hollywood A-lister Harrison Ford at her local bar in North Shields.

Alex Liddell, 30, spotted the Indiana Jones star at the Ship’s Cat as he cooled down from a bike ride describing the experience as “really bizarre”.

Dressed in lycra, the star was seen tucking into a plate of seabass and mussels- much the amazement of his fellow diners.

The A-lister has been seen by residents across the region as he shoots the highly anticipated new Indiana Jones movie with filming taking place at Bamburgh Castle.

And Alex who works just around the corner at jewellers Tutti & Co, said it looked like the star was “enjoying” his time in the North East.

She said: “It was really bizarre.

“You do not expect to see a Hollywood star at the fish quay in North Shields.

“It was really quite exciting. He looked like he was enjoying himself but I don’t think he wanted any attention.

“He was there with a few other people, who we thought might be crew.

“I wasn’t sure it was him at first, but we did a bit of googling and saw that he was filming Indiana Jones in Bamburgh.

“I work in marketing and always have my phone handy so took a quick picture.”

He was also pictured in the usually quiet village of Grosmont and caught the attention of a young fan.

The filming has attracted a lot of attention from locals as flames could be seen from Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland.

Hollywood legend Harrison Ford visited the Ship's Cat, in North Shields, during a break from filming the latest Indiana Jones film in Northumberland
Hollywood legend Harrison Ford visited the Ship’s Cat, in North Shields, during a break from filming the latest Indiana Jones film in Northumberland
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The fort, which dates back to the 5th century, has been decked out in war paraphernalia with swirls of barbed wire and sandbags at its entrance.

The majestic castle, said to be haunted, overlooks the wide, sweeping beach of Bamburgh, which was voted the UK’s number one seaside resort earlier this year.

The attraction is currently closed for filming, set to begin next week, and a sign at the site says: “Pardon our appearance. We are getting ready to star in a new feature film!

“Please help us keep it a secret by refraining from taking photographs of the set build areas.”

The Disney-produced film will star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann and Harrison Ford. Part of the movie will also be shot on the North York Moors Railway.

A statement on Bamburgh Castle’s official website says: “Bamburgh Castle is closed until 14 June 2021 due to filming.

“We apologise for any inconvenience.”


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