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The Lost City Of Z filming: Sienna Miller shoots into Belfast's Botanic Gardens

By Staff Reporter

Published 19/09/2015

Sienna Miller in Botanic Gardens yesterday for filming in one of the huge glass houses
Sienna Miller in Botanic Gardens yesterday for filming in one of the huge glass houses

Actress Sienna Miller brought star power to Belfast's Botanic Gardens yesterday as she prepared for filming a scene from latest film The Lost City Of Z.

Sienna (33) has been popping up all over the city in recent weeks, with Methodist College, Belfast City Hall and Craigavon House among the venues selected by the producers to recreate the Edwardian world of British explorer Percy Fawcett.

Fawcett, thought to have been the inspiration for Indiana Jones, disappeared in the Amazonian jungle in 1925 in a doomed search for 'Z' - his name for the fabled city of El Dorado.

Miller plays Nina, the eccentric English explorer's wife, who was a friend of both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and King Solomon's Mines author H Rider Haggard. It's thought that Conan Doyle used information supplied by Fawcett in writing the novel The Lost World, in which prehistoric creatures are found to have survived on massive rock formations in the Brazilian jungle.

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Sienna Miller spotted in Belfast while filming The Lost City Of Z  

The Lost City Of Z - based on David Grann's 2009 book of the same name - is being produced by Brad Pitt's produciton company, Plan B.

Joining Miller on the glittering cast list are Sons Of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam, who pays Fawcett, and Twilight's Robert Pattinson, who plays Henry Costin, a fellow explorer.

Several Northern Ireland location have been used as backdrops for the film, including Greyabbey, Ballintoy and Strangford Lough.

Filming moves to Colombia next month.

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