About Time to showcase Cornwall

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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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