Cumberbatch fan @DeborahLynn5 has kindly shared her blog of visiting The Hollow Crown filming in Wells with us:
A frustrating day. I didn’t expect to see Benedict at all but he did arrive for filming.
The filming area in the Cathedral was screened off and nothing more was seen of Benedict all day. Some very helpful(!) people bemoaned the fact I wasn’t there the previous two days when there were lots of opportunities to see and photograph Benedict. This really didn’t make me feel better, funnily enough. In a way it was more frustrating knowing he was there but not within sight, than if he hadn’t been there at all. However, I did see lots of film activity, extras, Tom Sturridge (incredibly skinny in tights!), Philip Glenister, Ben Miles, Jason Watkins, Adrian Dunbar & co. Hugh Bonneville was the only cast member to smile, sign autographs or anything. I asked him to autograph my Wells Cathedral pamphlet and told him I thought he looked very nice (he was wearing a very fetching velvet smock).
Today they were filming coronations – Edward IV & Henry VI. Lots of ‘God Save the King’ throughout the day.
So looking forward to series 2 [The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses]. Very excited, should be epic. Read Richard III in the summer and went to see it at Trafalgar Transformed twice. Bought Henry VI and plan to read the plays in order next year, ready for the series. Bought the DVD of series 1 as well. Can’t believe I missed it first time round.
~ Deborah Lynn
A peak at one of the royal thrones set up in Wells Cathedral.