If you’ve ever visited the pretty little town of Teignmouth on the South Devon coast then you’ll have seen its distinctive red cliffs, friendly smiles as you pass fellow walkers and all kinds of other uplifting sights…but there’s been one in particular this year that’s boosted visits to the resort – and that’s Colin Firth.
Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz spent much of the spring filming scenes for the forthcoming new James Marsh film this year, and we can’t wait for the depiction of Donald Crowhurst’s life story to hit the big screen so we can enjoy Teignmouth’s moment of fame. The film hasn’t got a name yet, but it tells the tale of Crowhurst’s attempts to sail the world during the 60s, and since scenes were filmed on Teignmouth’s sandy beach we’ve seen a surge in visitors keen to explore the area Mr Firth called home for the start of the year.
The world’s press descended on the beach to see what they could see as the cameras rolled, and there’s nothing like a few pictures of Mr Firth wading in the shore of a town to attract a whole new wave of visitors keen to see Teignmouth’s landscape for themselves. We’ve been happy to welcome curious film lovers in their droves thanks to the coverage of the yet-to-be-released film, and just a few minutes from Torquay by train, Teignmouth makes the perfect base for newcomers to Devon to explore from.
If you’re anything like us a visit to Devon’s sunny south coast means plenty of opportunity to sink your toes into the sand and make the most of it, but in a bid to protect her elegant 60s costume as she boarded the boat during filming Rachel Weisz was carried from the shore on a member of the crew’s back! Make sure you let us know what you think of the film when it’s released, and we’ll keep you posted on the date.