Why a Killing Eve star and The Charlatans frontman have temporarily closed a Gloucestershire bookshop

//Why a Killing Eve star and The Charlatans frontman have temporarily closed a Gloucestershire bookshop

Why a Killing Eve star and The Charlatans frontman have temporarily closed a Gloucestershire bookshop

Actor and director Susan Lynch and singer Tim Burgess are in Tewkesbury to make a new film

A Gloucestershire book store was chosen as the location for a new short film The Bookshop starring The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess.

Cornell Books, in High Street, Tewkesbury, hosted the The Only One I Know singer as he made his acting debut.

Susan Lynch, star of BBC hit Killing Eve and Steven Spielberg blockbuster Ready Player One, will make her directorial debut in the short film which will be shot from Sunday until Tuesday.

Views of the film set as Cornell Books in Tewkesbury High Street is transformed for the short film (Image: Daniel Day)

Director, Susan Lynch, said: “The inspiration for The Bookshop came from all the different roles that I’ve saw Tim be in The Charlatans.”

The short film tells the story of Leonard, played by Tim Burgess, who is a tender and soulful bookshop owner whose only interaction in life is with the myriad of customers who enter his store, and whose lives he fantasises about in vividly wild daydreams.

This all changes one day, however, when a woman called Eliza steps into his shop and brings him out of his repressed prison.

Cornell Books in Tewkesbury High Street was used as a film set for a short film called, ‘The Bookshop’ which sees The Charlatan’s front man, Tim Burgess make his acting debut and actress Susan Lynch make her directing debut. (Image: Daniel Day)

Susan said: “It’s based on an idea I came up with after interviews with Tim, who said he was really interested in acting. We talked about the sensuality of film making.

“We exchanged our love of certain films; Tim is a huge fan of David Lynch and so we have some little moments in The Bookshop where we take our hat off to the film makers that we love.”

Tim added: “We kept talking and talking, it was our world really.”

Tim Burgess and Susan Lynch on set at Cornell Books in Tewkesbury High Street. (Image: Daniel Day)

The full cast includes: Tim Burgess (lead singer ‘The Charlatans’), Sheila Atim (Olivier Award Winner: ‘The Girl from the North Country’), Neil Maskell (‘Happy New Year Colin Burstead’), Sura Dohnke (‘Any Way The Wind Blows’), Lorna Nickson Brown (‘Poirot’), and Rosie Day (‘Outlander’).

It will be directed by Susan Lynch and is being produced by Kevin Proctor, Studio POW (‘Funny Cow’).

Tim Burgess being viewed through a camera monitor (Image: Daniel Day)

A staff member at Cornell Books joked on social media they “had never seen Cornell Books looking so clean” and that the experience “was very exciting.”

The book store will remain closed until the crew complete filming on Tuesday, January 9.

 

By Phillip ThompsonDigital Reporter

18:38, 6 JAN 2019

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