Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor brings period piece to Birmingham city centre

A busy Birmingham street was transformed into a scene from the 1920s as a new biopic was filmed there.

Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor filming The Colour Room in Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK.
Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor filming The Colour Room in Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK.

Old vehicles from the 1920s era including an open top bus were set outside on Corporation Street, which had been turned into a showroom for The Colour Room.

It also saw stars of popular programmes such as Bridgerton, the Crown, Call The Midwife and Meal for Two take in the sights and sounds of Birmingham city centre during filming.

Phoebe Dynevor and Matthew Goode filming of The Colour Room in Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK.
Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor filming The Colour Room in Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK.
Filming of The Colour Room in Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK.

The film tells the story of Clarice Cliff, played by Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor, who became a rising star in the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent.

Dynevor, who shot to fame over Christmas for her role as Daphne in Regency romp, was seen filming scenes in Apache's Bar and Restaurant with the unique brick buildings of Corporation Street forming a colourful backdrop.

She was joined in filming by Matthew Goode, who has taken on the role of Colley Shorter, the factory owner who became impressed by Clarice's work and helped stoke her talent.

Filming of The Colour Room in Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK.
Filming of The Colour Room in Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK.
Filming of The Colour Room in Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK.
Filming of The Colour Room in Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK.

Matthew Goode starred as Antony Armstrong-Jones in the Crown, and was joined by Call The Midwife's Bronwyn James, Laura White, who appeared on The X Factor, Birdcage's Safia Oakley Green and Meal For Two star Anna-Kate Golding.

Extras dressed in period clothing walked the streets outside opposite Birmingham's Magistrates Court.

The film shows how Cliff broke the glass ceiling to revolutionise the workplace during the 20th Century and is directed by Claire McCarthy.

Filming of The Colour Room in Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK.
Filming of The Colour Room in Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK.
Filming of The Colour Room in Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK.

Dynevor said: 'I am so excited to be joining the cast of The Colour Room, especially in the role as one of the nation's most celebrated artists, Clarice Cliff.

"It's truly such an honour to take on such a remarkable character.

"The script is a beautifully written contemporary take on the 20th century, and I feel proud to be working with such a strong female team, both in front and behind the camera."

"I look forward to telling Clarice's story and of course working with Matthew too."

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