About Time to showcase Cornwall


The south coast of Cornwall will be lighting up cinema screens across the country next week when it stars in Richard Curtis’s new film, About Time.

The feel-good romcom, which tells the tale of a time-travelling quest for love and stars Bill Nighy, Rachel McAdams, Domnhall Gleeson and Tom Hollander, was part-filmed in the St Austell Bay area of Cornwall during the summer of 2012.

A scene from About Time, shot on location in Cornwall
A scene from About Time, shot on location in Cornwall

Following the film’s UK release, it will be rolled out internationally with a back-to-back distribution schedule until it reaches US cinemas in November.

It is not the first time, of course, that Cornwall has served as a backdrop to a big film, following swiftly on from the likes of World War Z, Summer in February and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

Julian German, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for economy & culture, said: “Cornwall is well known for its stunning landscape and beautiful scenery, and it seems the film industry is recognising that appeal.

“Films like About Time offer a fantastic opportunity to showcase Cornwall on a local, national and international stage.”

About Time is in cinemas from September 4.

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