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Cathedral to reprise Abbey role
Props being set up in the cathedral
Fake statues and decorations were used on the set
Lincoln Cathedral is to be used as a film set for a major movie - and will reprise its role as a building double for Westminster Abbey.

In 2005 film sets transformed the cathedral for the film The Da Vinci Code after the London abbey refused to allow cameras inside.

This time the producers want to use it for a film called The Young Victoria - about the life of Queen Victoria.

Lincolnshire's Jim Broadbent and Miranda Richardson are among the cast.

The nave, cloisters and chapter house were used to film scenes where stars Tom Hanks, Sir Ian McKellen and Audrey Tautou joined a crew and cast of hundreds.

The cathedral's Chapter Clerk, Roy Bentham said their previous experience would stand them in good stead.

"Far from putting us off we had two very professional teams and one of the things that delighted me was the way the Da Vinci Code craftspeople really related to our craftspeople.

"They were world class and we have world class people here and the way the two teams worked together was a delight and I am sure that will happen again."

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