Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

May the Fells Be with You - the Lakes Awaken to ; Photographer's Stunning Video Shows How Blockbuster Has Turned Lakeland into a New Galaxy

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

May the Fells Be with You - the Lakes Awaken to ; Photographer's Stunning Video Shows How Blockbuster Has Turned Lakeland into a New Galaxy

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APHOTOGRAPHER has helped produce a stunning video which shows scenes from the new blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens being filmed in the Lake District.

A visual effects crew filmed background 'plates' for the movie in the north west in July last year.

And when Manchesterbased photographer Colin Bell spotted the famous Lakeland fells in the film's trailer, he decided to use his knowledge to identify them.

In one scene, Stormtroopers can be seen attacking at Derwentwater - though the Borrowdale Fells have been taken out of the picture.

More action-packed footage shows X-wing fighters over Thirlmere and Han Solo's famous Millennium Falcon sweeping over majestic Derwentwater.

Colin, who often takes pictures in the Lake District, immediately recognised the landscape and decided to write a blog on the subject. Though he admits he is not a Star Wars fan, he was delighted to see that the region had been used.

He said: "I wrote the blog because people were incorrectly stating that one of the scenes in an early trailer was from Derwentwater. …

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