The Prufleet has been drained in preparation for the film work. Picture: Paul Tibbs

A star-studded movie featuring Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi is set to be filmed in King’s Lynn over the next two months.

West Norfolk Council has confirmed the Purfleet area is one of the locations where The Personal History of David Copperfield is to be filmed.

Based on a Charles Dickens novel, the Norfolk-based production will also include Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie.

The period drama is directed by Armando Iannucci and is currently looking for paid extras over 16-years-old with completed GCSEs and the right to work in the UK.

A casting call by Two 10 Casting said: “We are looking for ladies and gentleman of all ages – especially gents with Dickensian facial hair.”

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