Crown Queen Olivia’s birth­day snap with Sera, nine

Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS -

THE Crown ac­tress Olivia Col­man made a nine-year-old’s day af­ter agree­ing to pose for a photo with her on her birth­day.

Sera Tay­lor met the ac­tress af­ter the nine-year-old had cel­e­brated her birth­day with a party at the vil­lage hall in Felin­wnda, in Llan­wnda, Gwynedd.

She was trav­el­ling home with her mum, Mari Hughes, fol­low­ing the party, when they spot­ted three peo­ple stand­ing al­most in the mid­dle of the road.

Ms Hughes said: “We were trav­el­ling on a back road be­tween Di­nas and Caernar­fon when we spot­ted them.

“At first I just thought some livestock had es­caped from a field so I wound my win­dow down to ask if they needed any help.

“And I saw this woman come to­wards the car with just a beam­ing smile on her face. I drove on think­ing that ev­ery­thing must have been fine, and then it dawned on me the lady was Olivia Col­man.”

Ms Hughes spun the car around and asked the BAFTA award-winall very nice peo­ple.” ning ac­tress, who is play­ing the Caernar­fon was trans­ported back Queen in Net­flix show The Crown, in time al­most 50 years over the to pose for a pho­to­graph with her week­end as Net­flix drama The daugh­ter Sera. Crown was filmed in the town.

“Olivia Col­man was ab­so­lutely Hun­dreds of ex­tras dressed as lovely, she was very smi­ley and royal sup­port­ers lined the streets as down to earth,” said Ms Hughes. the show’s pro­duc­ers recre­ated the She said the only Welsh she knew Prince of Wales’ In­vesti­ture was Happy New Year in Welsh Ms Hughes said: “Sera didn’t which she said wasn’t very use­ful re­ally know who Olivia Col­man was when she wanted to wish my un­til she got home and I showed daugh­ter a happy birth­day. her some pic­tures, she was then

“With her, I think, was the ac­tor re­ally chuffed.” Ben Daniels, who is play­ing Col­man has also starred in ITV An­thony Arm­strong-Jones in The drama Broad­church and Chan­nel 4 Crown. He waved at us. TheyShowyw­ere­com­e­dyyPeepp.

● Ac­tress Olivia Col­man with Sera Hughes (main) and play­ing the Queen in Caernar­fon (in­set top). Be­low: Film­ing at Coed He­len THE bomb squad and po­lice were called to a Gwynedd farm af­ter an un­ex­ploded de­vice was found.The mor­tar bomb was dis­cov­ered on farm­land in Tal­sar­nau at around 1.45pm on Sun­day, said North Wales Po­lice.The area was cor­doned off for safety rea­sons un­til the Army’s Ex­plo­sive Ord­nance Dis­posal team from Ch­ester ar­rived at the scene on Mon­day.Mem­bers of the pub­lic were told by po­lice that there was no risk to the pub­lic shortly be­fore the con­trolled ex­plo­sion took place.A North Wales Po­lice spokesman said: “We were called at 1.46pm on Sun­day af­ter un­ex­ploded mor­tar was found on farm­land in Tal­sar­nau.“The area was se­cured overnight and EOD from Ch­ester car­ried out a con­trolled ex­plo­sion this morn­ing.”

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