YOUR VIEW: A fitting set for a film?
PUBLISHED: 11:47 06 September 2007 | UPDATED: 12:46 04 May 2010
Graham Austin, 59. I ve been involved in the filming in my role as verger at the cathedral and a sort of stage manager. It s amazing how efficient the production team was. I m sure there is a group of people who will say that the cathedral shouldn t be
Graham Austin, 59.
"I've been involved in the filming in my role as verger at the cathedral and a sort of stage manager. It's amazing how efficient the production team was. I'm sure there is a group of people who will say that the cathedral shouldn't be used like this, it's a place of worship but sometimes it's good to have a change from the day-to-day run of things."
Daphne Gillingham 74, from Southend
"We came up for the day specifically to see the cathedral but it didn't matter because we have had such a lovely wander round the town and we can always come back when it is open. It's such a coincidence that they were filming The Other Boleyn Girl as I've just finished the book, which was wonderful."
Lewis Huggins, 72, from Southend
"I can understand why they needed the film money. Just from the outside there are loads of repairs that look as if they need doing. That sort of labour doesn't come cheap. We didn't spend the day hanging round the cathedral hoping to have a glimpse of the stars, I wouldn't even know who they were anyway."
Heather Barnes, 40 from Ely
"I saw the Canon speaking on TV. He said that if we hadn't done the filming the cathedral would be in the red. It's only three days out of the year that the cathedral was closed."
John Byfield, 74, from Ely
"I'd rather filming didn't have to happen. It's not what the cathedral was intended for or what it should really be used for but we have to make sacrifices in order to keep it open. The type of film is suitable for this setting and we're getting known now as a bit of a film location.