Cornwall stars as backdrop for new Curtis film
The most recent film directed by the king of romcom Richard Curtis will become the latest in a long line to feature stunning images of the Cornish coastline when it is released next week.
About Time, featuring Bill Nighy and Rachel McAdams, was part-filmed in the St Austell Bay area last summer.
Due to hit cinema screens on September 4, it takes in the secluded Vault beach near Gorran Haven, the beautiful fishing village of Portloe and St Michael Penkevil Church.
St Austell Rugby Club doubled up as a pop-up production office during filming, while an impressive private residence played home to the central characters. The film, about a young man with time-travelling abilities, is the latest in a long line from the director of Love Actually and Notting Hill and is to be shown in US cinemas in November.
Malcolm Bell, head of Visit Cornwall, said: "It offers unbelievable promotion for Cornwall across the world and with the DVD release following six months later, the audience potential is immense.
"Films have a significant influence on holiday choice and can introduce new markets to a destination."
The film is the latest in a long line of to take advantage of Cornwall's scenic landscape. It follows in the wake of Summer in February, which hit cinemas earlier this year to critical acclaim, and Brad Pitt's zombie thriller World War Z, which was partly shot in Falmouth.
Other credits to Cornwall's CV include Tim Burton's quirky Alice in Wonderland, which was shot at Antony House on the Rame Peninsula and Charlestown Harbour, and the James Bond action thriller Die Another Day, which recruited the Eden Project and Holywell Bay as location doubles.
Julian German, Cornwall Council cabinet member for economy and culture, said: "Cornwall is well known for its stunning landscape and beautiful scenery, and it seems the film industry is recognising that appeal. Films like About Time offer a fantastic opportunity to showcase Cornwall on a local, national and international stage."