Tuesday 21 February 2017

Halle shivers in city film shoot

Published 16/09/2011 | 13:02

Halle Berry was spotted on the set of her new film Cloud Atlas
Halle Berry was spotted on the set of her new film Cloud Atlas

Halle Berry appeared to be struggling to acclimatise to the Scottish weather as she filmed scenes for a new movie.

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The A-list celebrity was seen clutching a hot water bottle to keep her hands warm during recording in Glasgow.

In the scenes for Cloud Atlas shot today (Friday) she wore blue jeans, a beige jacket and scarf. But, after "cut" was shouted on set in Douglas Street, the actress donned a long black overcoat.

Vintage American cars, including a Lincoln Continental Mark IV and a Packard Clipper Custom, were also parked in the street, with Revere Avenue and Kirkwood Avenue signs erected on the set.

Jennifer Reynolds, a film commissioner at Glasgow Film Office, said: "It's a German production and they had been scouting areas in the UK because some of the script is set in the UK.

"So they were looking at areas in Scotland - I think Edinburgh and Glasgow - but one thing Glasgow had that worked for them was the geography of Glasgow - quite a few steep hills - and it could replicate San Francisco in the United States.

"So we managed to secure about three days' filming for a section of the book that is 1970s San Francisco. Another part of the story is set in modern-day London and we are also filming another day or two of that as well."

Cloud Atlas, out next year, is based on British author David Mitchell's best-selling 2004 novel, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

The unconventionally-structured novel of interlinking narratives charts the story of one soul across the centuries.

It also features Tom Hanks and British actors Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess and The Hour's Ben Whishaw.

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