Harrison Ford told youngster he was Indiana Jones' stunt double while shooting Indy 5

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Harrison Ford filming in Grosmont, North Yorkshire (North Yorkshire County Council/PA)
Harrison Ford filming in Grosmont, North Yorkshire (North Yorkshire County Council/PA)

Harrison Ford told a young fan he is Indiana Jones’s stunt double when the star was spotted on location in North Yorkshire, the boy’s mother has revealed.

The 78-year-old actor tipped his famous hat when he was seen in the village of Grosmont, where scenes for the fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones series are in production.

Ford had emerged from a tunnel in the village – which has a stop on the North Yorks Moors Railway – when eight-year-old Evan Laven noticed him.

Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount)
Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount)

The youngster asked if he was Indiana Jones, said his mother Vicki, a deputy head teacher in nearby Staithes.

She said: “He tipped his hat and said no, he was the stunt double.

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“It was absolutely amazing, it really made my son’s day. 

“We knew they were filming, but didn’t realise Harrison Ford was there.

Harrison Ford filming in Grosmont, North Yorkshire (North Yorkshire County Council/PA)
Harrison Ford filming in Grosmont, North Yorkshire (North Yorkshire County Council/PA)

“He came out of the tunnel in his full gear – I just couldn’t speak.

“He could not believe Harrison Ford had spoken to him and thought his friends at school would not believe him, but we have the photograph.”

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Ford was seen in cycling gear having a meal at a pub in North Shields, North Tyneside, on Tuesday.

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Filming is also understood to be scheduled for Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, which has temporarily closed to the public.

In recent weeks Tom Cruise has also been seen on location in North Yorkshire, filming a new Mission Impossible movie.

Actor Tom Cruise waves to onlookers as he walks to the set of his latest project, which is filming in the sidings of the railway station in the village of Levisham in the North York Moors. Picture date: Tuesday April 20, 2021.
Actor Tom Cruise waves to onlookers as he walks to the set of his latest project, which is filming in the sidings of the railway station in the village of Levisham in the North York Moors. (PA)

Carl Les, leader of North Yorkshire County Council, said: “We have many wonderful places to visit across the county and it is a pleasure to see people once again able to enjoy them as the pandemic road map moves forwards.

“It is also marvellous to see the county is being increasingly recognised as a location for the movie industry and films like Indiana Jones will help present North Yorkshire to an international audience.”

Indiana Jones 5 is being directed by James Mangold (Logan) and will come to cinemas on 29 July, 2022. It stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, and Boyd Holbrook alongside Harrison Ford.

With reporting by PA

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