image captionA coastal quarry in Dorset is being used as a film set for the latest Disney+ Star Wars series, Andor
Film crews for the latest Star Wars series have arrived at a quarry on the Jurassic Coast.
The series is a prequel to the 2016 spin-off film Rogue One, and follows main character Cassian Andor.
image captionThe new series stars Diego Luna as Cassian Andor
image captionFilming for the spin-off series started in the UK last week
image captionThe film crew had been “very considerate of the area”, according to the Worth Matravers parish clerk
Signs on paths above the site reveal the privately-owned quarry will be closed to the public until 21 May.
Roger Khanna, Worth Matravers parish clerk, said: “It’s a major enterprise.
“I’ve been impressed by how well it’s being controlled and managed. There’s been no impact on locals. They’ve been very considerate of the area.”
image captionThe series is a prequel to the 2016 spin-off film Rogue One
image captionThe disused quarry forms part of the Jurassic Coast
image captionThe otherworldly site is located near the village of Worth Matravers
The coastal quarry has also been used as a set for Doctor Who and Blake’s 7.
In Doctor Who, the 1979 Tom Baker story Destiny of the Daleks used the quarry to represent the Dalek’s home planet of Skaro, and Blake’s 7 shot an episode in the quarry called Games in 1981.
image captionThe privately-owned quarry will be closed to the public until 21 May
image captionThe Tardis landed in the quarry in 1979 for Dr Who: Destiny of the Daleks with Tom Baker and Lalla Ward as Romana
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