Star Wars filming in Dorset quarry

BBC report that film crews for the latest Star Wars series have arrived at a quarry on the Jurassic Coast. A set, at Dorset’s disused Winspit Quarry near Worth Matravers, is for the latest Disney+ Star Wars series, Andor.

Signs on paths above the site reveal the privately-owned quarry will be closed to the public until 21 May.

Roger Khanna, Worth Matravers parish clerk, said: “It’s a major enterprise. I’ve been impressed by how well it’s being controlled and managed. There’s been no impact on locals. They’ve been very considerate of the area.”

The series is a prequel to the 2016 spin-off film Rogue One, and follows main character Cassian Andor.

Filming started in the UK last week with lead actor Diego Luna and stormtroopers spotted on a beach in Cleveleys, Lancashire.

In Doctor Who, the 1979 Tom Baker story Destiny of the Daleks used the quarry to represent the Dalek’s home planet of Skaro, and Blake’s 7 shot an episode in the quarry called Games in 1981.

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