image captionThe actor was pictured wearing a face mask as he walked along Newcastle’s Quayside
Hollywood star Harrison Ford has been spotted on Tyneside for a second day while taking a break from filming the latest Indiana Jones movie.
The actor was photographed by Terry Blackburn on Newcastle’s Quayside earlier, having been cycling nearby on Tuesday.
He was also seen having a meal at The Ship’s Cat in North Shields on Tuesday.
Ford is shooting the fifth film in the adventure series at Northumberland’s Bamburgh Castle.
The tourist destination is closed until 14 June due to filming, and props including World War Two military vehicles have been snapped being delivered to the coastal location.
Nearby residents have been told to expect the sounds of gunshots and explosions, as part of the spectacular.
image captionThe star has now been spotted in the area by several people
image captionOn Tuesday, he was photographed enjoying a bike ride along the river
While in North Shields, the 78-year-old star was seen having a meal with colleagues by Alex Liddell, who was on her work hen do, at the Fish Quay venue.
Initially she was unsure it was the actor, but after a quick Google search they found he was filming in the region.
image captionThe Ship’s Cat pub described hosting Ford as an “honour”
The 30-year-old, who works at nearby jewellers Tutti & Co, said: “It was really bizarre.
“You do not expect to see a Hollywood star at the Fish Quay in North Shields,” she told North News and Pictures.
“It was really quite exciting. He looked like he was enjoying himself, but I don’t think he wanted any attention.
“He was there with a few other people, who we thought might be crew.
“I work in marketing and always have my phone handy so took a quick picture.”
The Ship’s Cat posted on Instagram that it was an “honour” to have the star as a customer and he was “welcome back anytime”.
I still can’t get over the fact that Harrison Ford was in North Shields today. Han Solo was on the Fish Quay man. Shields is the one ☝️
— Sam Fender (@samfendermusic) June 8, 2021
North Shields-born musician Sam Fender tweeted his surprise upon hearing the Star Wars actor was in his home town.
“I still can’t get over the fact that Harrison Ford was in North Shields today,” he wrote.
“Han Solo was on the Fish Quay man. Shields is the one.”
image captionFord, seen here in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, is reprising his role as Indiana Jones
Danish actor Mikkelsen, known for his villainous roles in James Bond’s Casino Royale and TV’s Hannibal, was also pictured in Newcastle.
Film buff Iain Makepeace said he was “shocked” to find the star in the city.
“I told him I am deaf and I am a huge fan of his work,” said Mr Makepeace, who used sign language to communicate with the star.
“I politely asked if it’s ok if I take some pictures with him and he was happy to let me, social-distancing.
“I was amazed and thanked him for the pictures and he gave me a wave and a thumb-up when I left.”
image captionFilm fan Iain Makepeace met actor Mads Mikkelsen in Newcastle
image captionA German armoured vehicle arrived on set at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland
image captionA replica SS motorbike to be used in the film was also photographed
image captionThe castle itself is closed to visitors until 14 June due to the filming of the latest Indiana Jones movie
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