Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Nativity 3 - Martin Clunes

Oh what fun!  We went into Coventry today
and ran straight into a film crew for
Nativity 3, starring Martin Clunes in West Orchards Shopping Centre.


One of our favorite TV shows is 'Doc Martin'.
So it was kind of fun to see the Mr Clunes (centre) in person.
He is tall!


I love watching this sort of thing.  There are so many
people in the crew.  How on earth do they coordinate it all!


Oh, the full title of the film is
Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?'

I found the donkey next to the lifts (aka elevators)  :)



So there you have it.  A little bit of Hollywood comes
to Coventry now and again.

We have an interest the first Nativity film, because it was filmed
at our granddaughter's school and she had a small 'paid' part in it!

Have a super day!

Participating in Our World Tuesday

28 comments:

Fun60 said...

How exciting. I,too, like Martin Clunes.

Kate said...

Looks like a busy crew; love the donkey!

Tanya Breese said...

well there you go, end of movie, you found the donkey! spoiler alert! how fun!

Stephanie said...

Fun times bumping into the film crew, like the donkey shot.

Bill Nicholls said...

Did you see him play that evel dude the other night where he went round killing everyone. All I have ever come across was the crew from Midsumner Murders

Chrissy Brand said...

Well spotted, what a fun photo opportunity Lauren.

K V V S MURTHY said...

wow..exciting pics!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh what fun Lauren. I love Martin Clunes, right back to the early days when he was in 'Men Behaving Badly' so funny! Love Doc martin too of course :)

Mersad said...

It's really fun on a film set. I recently had the opportunity too to see one. So great!

Deb said...

Christmas again already!

RedPat said...

I love him too! He seems like a nice guy when you see him in the docs he did on dogs, and horses.

Halcyon said...

I really like Doc Martin too. I have a friend who met him once at a PBS conference and she said he was a really nice man. Nothing like the Doc, I suppose!

Jane and Chris said...

That does look like fun!
I've yet to see Nativity..or Nativity 2...I will though,even if only to do a bit of Cov spotting!
Jane x

Christopher Frost said...

Nottingham is often used for films and TV programmes. Don't think Martin Clunes has paid a visit yet, but David Hasslehoff is in town at the moment as he is the star in the pantomime

Lowell said...

I've watched some filming and your are right - it all seems so hectic and chaotic and it is! But somehow, some movies come out OK. Others not so much.

Your granddaughter must have been thrilled to have a paid part in the film! She's an actress! Can you imagine what the future holds. And can't you just see her up on stage accepting her first Oscar! Great fun!

Linda said...

Very exciting. I love the donkey!

hamilton said...

That is exciting! I've seen quite a few film shoots in my town, but never once have I seen a real actor on the set!!
Martin, not the donkey ;)

TheChieftess said...

Fun to be around filming!!! Especially when you see the movie later and recognize where and when the filming was!!!

Jack said...

Very cool! I like Doc Martin, too. They have created quite an interesting character in the misanthropic doctor.

I once encountered filming in England, too. When I was in Oxford perhaps four years ago, I stayed in a nice hotel near the college, and they were using the hotel lobby to film an episode of Inspector Lewis.

Cloudia said...

Ha! And I saw Hawaii 5-O filming a TV episode!



ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
> < } } ( ° >

Petrea Burchard said...

Clunes is always interesting. I'm glad you got to see him. And I hope the donkey was being treated with extra kindness!

Steffi said...

How cool and exciting!

LONDONLULU said...

Ooh, how fun! I see random film crews in Princeton, but have never seen the actual star. Love the scenes. Hope you enjoyed a lovely holiday and I see your new year's already off to a great start! (I had a Christmas/New Year's sorta in your neck of woods...near Sutton Coldfield, considered texting/emailing but it was a low-key break as some family members were not well. Hopefully another time!)

LOLfromPasa said...

Thanks everyone for your great comments. Fun to read! Glad so many of you liked seeing Mr Clunes.

Tanya - oops!

Deb - Now I know why the Christmas decorations were still up in the shopping centre.

Jane & everyone - Nativity is a must see. Great children's film and plenty to see of Coventry too.

Petrea - The donkey had a 'carer' and believe me the donkey was totally well looked after.

Christopher - I'm on the next train :).

Lowell - I'm waiting!

Cloudia - When I lived in Honolulu, I saw myself in 2 episodes of the original Hawaii 5-0 way back in the background.

Lulu - So close yet far away :). There were some nasty bugs going around here. Next time!

NANA D said...

Thanks , have seen pics , link passed on by Nana L, thanks very much Lauren, its our granddaughter also called Lauren, seen especially in 2nd pic. Her mum and dad , bursting with pride, and so are we, lump in my throat , after seeing your photo's . Know Lauren is enjoying everything, and learning a great deal and everyone with her are lovely, thanks once again, both nana's over moon, many many thanks nana D

LOLfromPasa said...

To Nana D - How fun! When I see the film I'll be looking out for young Lauren :). Thanks for leaving a comment.

William Kendall said...

I know of the show, but haven't seen it, and I've seen him in a couple of other things.

Gunn said...

I remember him from " Man behaving badly" and as a doctor out in the countryside......

He is a very good actor and we watch him on TV over here in Norway too:)

I hope the donkey had a good meal after the work.