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The magical world of movies

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Film producer Mark Huffam and willow weaver Clive Lyttle talk about working on Your Highness.

In a world exclusive, BBC Newsline has been filming on the set of the biggest movie to be made in Northern Ireland.

There are skulls, menacing weapons and hints of witchcraft behind the scenes on the set of the medieval drama, Your Highness.

However, the scary monster is being kept under wraps until the film is released.

The people who have kept Northern Ireland crafts alive are getting a lot of business from the film makers.

BBC Northern Ireland Arts Correspondent Maggie Taggart has been talking to a man who grows his own willow for weaving in Portaferry and whose skills were utilised in the Universal Pictures movie.

She has also been finding out why saddleback pigs and longhorn cattle from Tandragee star in the Hollywood epic.

And a boat maker shows us why seven vessels from the shores of Lough Neagh were dressed for the occasion.

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Rare breeds farmer Kenny Gracey explains why his saddleback pigs and longhorn cattle star in the movie and boat maker Eamonn Tromey talks about supplying vessels for the set.



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