Crown Queen Olivia’s birthday snap with Sera, nine
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.”