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