WATCH: Soldiers do battle in Alnwick Pastures

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Mounted and foot soldiers were in Alnwick Pastures around a settlement of tents earlier today as filming continued for TV series The Hollow Crown.

They were caught on camera by the Gazette’s Jane Coltman and can be seen in the video above.

Filming of The Hollow Crown in Alnwick Pastures. Picture by Jane Coltman

Filming of The Hollow Crown in Alnwick Pastures. Picture by Jane Coltman

Alnwick Castle is being used for filming some of The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, a second series of three film adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Judi Dench, Donwton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville and Michael Gambon.

Yesterday, hordes of roaring soldiers were seen running out of the Barbican and medieval-style tents were spotted in the Pastures while a number of lorries are parked up behind Alnwick Castle.

It is not known if any of the star names will be filming in Alnwick, but it is believed that around 200 extras will be used throughout the week, including sword fighters, stunt men and general actors. A spokeswoman for the production companies said that they wouldn’t confirm details of filming.

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