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First Photos Of Kate Winslet And Saoirse Ronan Filming Ammonite

March 11, 2019

Image Source: Screenshot from Actors On Actors: Kate Winslet And Saoirse Ronan, Variety YouTube

 

Filming has begun for movie Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet, 43 as fossil hunter Mary Anning and Saoirse Ronan, 24 as her young lover. The English town of Lyme-Regis was abuzz with excitement on Monday March 11, as the two stars were spotted on their first day of filming.

 

 

 

According to Lyme-Online.co.uk, large crowds gathered to watch filming, and the fabulous Fiona Shaw from Killing Eve was spotted shooting scenes as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anning lived in the UK coastal town of Lyme-Regis and the film is set in the 1840s, where an unlikely and life-changing romance develops between her and Frances Bell, a wealthy young London woman who comes to town to convalesce. Francis Lee, the writer/director of gay love story From God’s Own Country is directing.

 

 

 
The Love Lyme Regis Facebook Page shared photos of the sets being built around town, with shop fronts converted, a two storey fake Georgian house built and a fake brick wall built to disguise a bus stop. 

 

 Image courtesy Love Lyme-Regis Facebook Page

 Image courtesy Love Lyme-Regis Facebook Page

 

Mary Anning was born into poverty and overcame a limited education to become the greatest fossil finder of her time. As a woman, she was not allowed to join the Geological Society Of London and she was often not given credit for the specimens she found. Despite these limitations, she became famous around the world and her advice guided the work of many of the most respected geologists and palaeontologists of her era.

 

 Image courtesy  Love Lyme-Regis Facebook Page

 Image courtesy  Love Lyme-Regis Facebook Page

 

 

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