Lights, camera, action! The King filming in Lincoln

Lincoln Cathedral is the setting of a royal moment in history today with movie cast and crew descending in Medieval regalia.

The south face and cobbled streets surrounding the iconic building are bustling with camera equipment, lighting, cranes and the odd flurry of costumed characters on Monday, June 25.

For one day only, Lincoln Cathedral will stage scenes for new Netflix film The King, under Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B, and starring familiar Hollywood names such as Timothee Chalamet, Joel Edgerton and Robert Pattinson.

Actors and extras are in Medieval costumes at Lincoln Cathedral. Photo: Steve Smailes

Looks like they’re filming the coronation of Henry V at Westminster Abbey. Photo: Steve Smailes

Lincoln Cathedral was used as filming location instead of Westminster Abbey for The Da Vinci Code blockbuster in 2006. Photo: Steve Smailes

Last month, scouts put out a casting call for Lincoln people to play extras in the movie, so there may even be some familiar faces to look out for in the final cut.

It’s set for a 2019 exclusive release.

The film is based on Shakespeare adaptations of Henry IV and Henry V.

Chalamet (Call me by Your Name) plays a young, disgraced prince who inherits the crown and must learn what it is to be king, guided by his one true friend, Falstaff (Edgerton – The Great Gatsby).

Henry V, known by some as the ‘cruel king’ was crowned in 1413 at Westminster Abbey, a likely setting to be recreated in the city’s cathedral.

With its historic, untouched streets, Lincoln has proved an ideal setting for many a film crew.

Last year, Steep Hill was turned into a film set for Oscar-nominated director Mike Lee’s film Peterloo. 

The city’s cathedral was also used in the 2006 film The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks.

Find out more about Lincoln’s film adventures.