Double take as Susan Boyle comes to Broadway in Worcestershire

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Global star Susan Boyle.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Global star Susan Boyle.

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VILLAGERS did a double take as singing superstar Susan Boyle turned up on their doorsteps to start shooting her first movie.

The singer who shot to worldwide fame after starring on Britain’s Got Talent arrived in the Worcestershire village of Broadway with a massive production crew and a host of other star names in tow.

Nigel Robinson, chairman of Broadway Traders’ Association, said he was surprised to see half a dozen large production lorries roll in and start shooting at Tudor House, which is set to be home to a branch of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Ms Boyle has been cast alongside John Hannah, Sylvester McCoy and Samantha Barks in a new period drama called the Christmas Candle. Filming is also taking place at nearby Stanway House and the movie is set to be released in time for this year’s festive season. Victoria McGuinness, project manager for Ashmolean in Broadway, said the film’s location manager had picked out the 17th century building as the perfect place to shoot.

“We believe this is the first time that this building has been used for filming,” she said.

“We do it at the Ashmolean in Oxford quite a lot and it is something that we are keen to encourage more of here.

“There was a great deal of interest in what was going on. The building literally became a movie set for the day.”

John Bunting, of HW Keil antiques which is based in the Tudor House, said: “They were there at the crack of dawn and the crew completely refurbished one of the rooms.

“My new claim to fame is having been within 50 yards of Susan Boyle.”

More accustomed to warm music studios than bracing winter days in the Cotswolds, Ms Boyle admitted that her first filming experience had been a bit on the chilly side.

“I’m really enjoying getting dressed in the period costumes and stepping back in time and although it’s very cold filming on location, I’m wearing long johns under my bustle,” she said.

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9:47pm Thu 7 Mar 13

pronstar says...

I hope her acting is better than her singing
I hope her acting is better than her singing pronstar
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11:53pm Thu 7 Mar 13

New Kid on the Block says...

pronstar wrote:
I hope her acting is better than her singing
Her singing may not be to my taste but she can hold a tune a lot better than most.
[quote][p][bold]pronstar[/bold] wrote: I hope her acting is better than her singing[/p][/quote]Her singing may not be to my taste but she can hold a tune a lot better than most. New Kid on the Block
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12:42am Fri 8 Mar 13

Jabbadad says...

Perhaps they needed the double take for her double chubby chins but she can sing alright, although not in the same class as Adele.
Perhaps they needed the double take for her double chubby chins but she can sing alright, although not in the same class as Adele. Jabbadad
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1:43am Fri 8 Mar 13

volupe says...

Of course she is not in the same class as Adele. Susan Boyle is a superb singer while Adele has a very nice voice. Glad to see that such a talented lady is enjoying this new exciting chapter in her life. Hope they will distribute this film in US. There will be millions ready to pay a ticket to see her.
Of course she is not in the same class as Adele. Susan Boyle is a superb singer while Adele has a very nice voice. Glad to see that such a talented lady is enjoying this new exciting chapter in her life. Hope they will distribute this film in US. There will be millions ready to pay a ticket to see her. volupe
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8:13am Fri 8 Mar 13

Jabbadad says...

Well volupe you have yours I'll have mine.
Adele is a beautiful real woman (not a bit like Susan Boyle) not a stick bean like some so-called stars, and has the voice of an angel.
Susan Boyle is, well Susan Boyle she was discovered, created by that terrible talent contest and is a very good TV singer and will have thousands of followers as did Max Bygraves and other singers, but not in the same super league as Adele.
Well volupe you have yours I'll have mine. Adele is a beautiful real woman (not a bit like Susan Boyle) not a stick bean like some so-called stars, and has the voice of an angel. Susan Boyle is, well Susan Boyle she was discovered, created by that terrible talent contest and is a very good TV singer and will have thousands of followers as did Max Bygraves and other singers, but not in the same super league as Adele. Jabbadad
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12:55pm Fri 8 Mar 13

volupe says...

The first part of your post shows how confused you are. What do you mean with Adele being a real woman who is beautiful? Have you been bombarded for so long with the media idea that the vocal cords function better if the singer is physically appealing and young? Are you insinuating that Adele is a real woman because she has a beautiful face? Does this leave Sudan Boyle as a less real woman? Who cares where Susan Boyle was discover? Her name has long transcended that infamous singing contest. Anyone reading your comment could assume that older women in your family must be consider less real women than the younger one. Your concept of what makes an artist great and what makes a woman a real woman is really immature and ageist.
The first part of your post shows how confused you are. What do you mean with Adele being a real woman who is beautiful? Have you been bombarded for so long with the media idea that the vocal cords function better if the singer is physically appealing and young? Are you insinuating that Adele is a real woman because she has a beautiful face? Does this leave Sudan Boyle as a less real woman? Who cares where Susan Boyle was discover? Her name has long transcended that infamous singing contest. Anyone reading your comment could assume that older women in your family must be consider less real women than the younger one. Your concept of what makes an artist great and what makes a woman a real woman is really immature and ageist. volupe
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6:52pm Fri 8 Mar 13

New Kid on the Block says...

This article seems to have degenerated into an argument as to who is the best singer Susan Boyle or Adele.
In my opinion there are lots of singers out there who are better than either of them.
I could give a list of talented singers but what I couldn't do is say who I think is the best singer. From day to day depending on my mood and what I want to listen to my opinion varies.
What I can be pretty certain of is who George Cowley would vote for.
I also suspect that either Adele or Susan Boyle would beat pronstar, who started all this, in a singing contest with no trouble at all.
This article seems to have degenerated into an argument as to who is the best singer Susan Boyle or Adele. In my opinion there are lots of singers out there who are better than either of them. I could give a list of talented singers but what I couldn't do is say who I think is the best singer. From day to day depending on my mood and what I want to listen to my opinion varies. What I can be pretty certain of is who George Cowley would vote for. I also suspect that either Adele or Susan Boyle would beat pronstar, who started all this, in a singing contest with no trouble at all. New Kid on the Block
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