Hollywood stars descend on Bath for snowy scenes from Wonka



Hollywood stars were seen in Bath filming snowy scenes for Wonka.

Lead actor Timothée Chalamet was seen filming in the Colonnades last night with his co-star Tom Davis.

The Grand Parade was also covered in snow during filming, with crowds gathering to take a look at the action.

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Huge snow machines, which actually blew snow-like bubbles, covered the area.

Access to Parade Gardens was blocked and team members warned fans who had gotten too close.

Timothée Chalamet was seen wearing the character’s familiar costume, a purple coat and a brown top hat.

Timothée Chalamet filming in Bath

He also wore beige striped pants and a patterned waistcoat as well as a dark gray scarf.

Co-star Tom Davis wore a dark brown coat with a matching jacket and beige pants as he shot alongside Timothy.

Earlier today, lead actor Timothy was seen filming by Bath Abbey with Demuths Cookery School taking a photo of the actor on set.

Narrow Mark Films Ltd said cameras will run from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday October 13 and Thursday October 14, which means fans may still have the chance to see Timothy again today.

Parade Gardens will reopen on Saturday October 16.

Filming also took place at Warner Bros. Studios. in Leavesden and Lyme Regis, with the film being released on March 17, 2023.

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The prequel follows the adventures of young Willy Wonka before he builds his world-famous chocolate factory.

The story will look at how he met the Oompa Loompas and how they came to work in his factory.

The long-awaited prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be directed by famous Paddington Paul King and produced by Warner Bros Studios.

Timothy stars alongside Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins and Matt Lucas.

Paul King is directing the prequel to a screenplay he co-wrote with Simon Farnaby (who also stars) and Simon Rich.

Warner Bros. Pictures acquired the rights to the character of Willy Wonka in 2016 with the involvement of director Paul confirmed in 2018.

That same year, it was reported that the cast of actors vying to play Wonka included Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover, and Ezra Miller.

Timothy was cast for the role in May 2021 and it has also been confirmed that the film will feature multiple musical numbers.

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