IT was lights, camera and action on the picturesque village green in Thornton Hough this week as filming took place on a biopic about literary great JRR Tolkien.

The Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment production is directed by Dome Karukoski and features Nicholas Hoult, known to millions of Marvel comics' fans as Beast in the X-Men films and Lily Collins, who played Phoebe Abrams in American TV series 90210.

The film focusses on the author's early years as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration which influenced his writing and the creation of one of the greatest literary trilogies of all time, The Lord of the Rings.