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Spielberg film War Horse closes Castle Combe
Steven Spielberg
Castle Combe to feature in Spielberg's latest movie

Filming of Steven Spielberg's latest movie, War Horse, is resulting in a number of road closures in the county.

The Street through Castle Combe, Yatton Road in Biddestone and Biddestone Lane in Yatton Keynell will all be closed from Saturday, 18 September through to Friday, 1 October to allow for filming.

According to the Castle Combe Parish Council: "residents with parking spaces in the village will be able to continue to use them.

Although: "the film company also wishes to use much of the upper car park during filming."

It was at the beginning of August that it was announced that the Oscar winning director would be filming War Horse on location in Castle Combe.

Castle Combe
Red roses, delphiniums and wisteria have been brought in to create a springtime village scene

War Horse, thought to have the working title Dartmoor, is based on the 1982 novel by north Devon author Michael Morpurgo.

Set in World War I, it follows the story of a young farmhand who braves the trenches in an effort to bring his cherished horse Joey home after it is sold to the cavalry and sent to France.

With filming due to begin on Tuesday, 21 September a number of props have already begun to arrive on set at the picturesque village.

According to local residents, red roses have been added to bushes and delphiniums and wisteria brought in to create a springtime village scene.

Whilst locals, recruited as extras on the film, have not only been asked to grow facial hair and avoid getting a sun tan but be willing to have a hair cut - a short back and sides - as well.

Filming will continue on location until the end of September with Spielberg's film due to be released in August 2011.

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