22nd Sep, 2020

Game of Thrones star shooting new witch trial film Requiem at Bromsgrove's Avoncroft Museum

Tristan Harris 24th Aug, 2020 Updated: 24th Aug, 2020

AVONCROFT Museum has become the setting for a new film set in 1605 during the witch trials and featuring Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey in the lead role.

Filming for Requiem has been taking place at the outdoor museum with the movie set for release next year.

Bella is better known to many as Lyanna Mormont in the American fantasy drama television series.

In her latest production, however, she is living a more peaceful life in Avoncroft’s medieval town house which has been suitably adapted for the film.

Nick Sturgess, acting deputy director of Avoncroft, said: “It’s a real treat to be hosting the cast and crew of Requiem and we’re overjoyed that they picked us as a filming location having recognised the potential of our buildings for film work.

“Normally the town house shows how life would be in the 1500s for Midlanders and it’s been fascinating to see how the crew have bought it forward a century for the production.”

Michelle Brøndum, producer of Requiem, said: “It’s been so exciting to see a real 16th Century town house come to life and work in authentic surroundings, helping the actors transform and bring the story to life.

“Location is everything when making a low-budget short film, so we feel very lucky to have been welcomed so warmly by the staff at Avoncroft.”

Avoncroft Museum in Bromsgrove shows Midlands life from the 1500s to the present day through a collection of buildings.

It is open from 10.30am on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as the forthcoming Bank Holiday Monday.

Tickets need to be pre-booked on the website due to Covid-19 safety measures.

For more information about Avoncroft Museum and to book tickets please visit www.avoncroft.org.uk. or email collections@avoncroft.org.uk

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