HOLLYWOOD bigshots have found a new favorite base to film period dramas: Hull.
Producers flock to the northern port city to film because its historic architecture resembles that of London.
And Hull City Council has forgo expensive film costs to attract major productions.
Oscar– nominated Saoirse Ronan28, and Stephen Graham, 49, of The Irishman, filmed there last month.
On set they were joined by 750 local extras WWII drama Blitz, directed by Steve McQueen.
Graham is also part of the cast of coming Netflix crime thriller Bodies, which was recently shot in the city.
Hallywood also hosted Helen Bonham Carter56, Henry Cavill, 39, and Millie Bobby Brown19, for two films by Enola Holmes.
It also doubled as Dickensian London in 2019’s The Personal History of David Copperfield starring Dev Patel, 32, and was used for The crown.
Officials estimate that each major production brings in £10 million for the local economy and three more are “registered”.
Garry Taylor, the council’s major projects director, said: “The demand is so great that we can almost have one film production after another.”