Lincoln to become set for Oscar-nominated Mike Leigh’s Peterloo film

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Steep Hill and the Cathedral Quater is to be turned into a filmset from tomorrow for Oscar-nominated director Mike Leigh’s latest movie.

It is understood that film crews will take over the Bailgate tomorrow (July 6) for upcoming film Peterloo, including a cast of more than 100 actors.

The infamous Peterloo Massacre occurred in Manchester during 1819 where 15 people died and between 400 and 700 were left injured after cavalry charged at over 60,000 protestors.

Mike Leigh OBE is an English writer and director of film and theatre.

Leigh, 74, has been nominated for seven Oscars throughout his career and directed Secrets and Lies, Mr Turner and Another Year.

Earlier today (July 5) organisers of the Lincoln Knights Trail tweeted that some of the knights are being relocated due to the filming, however they will be returned on Friday, June 7.

No road or street closures are expected for the duration of the filming, local councils have confirmed.

Gainsborough Old Hall is also playing host to the film’s production crew this week.

Peterloo is expected to be Leigh’s biggest budget film and the production crews have also been casting for extras in the local area.

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