Colin was off in the distance here and it just amazes me that somehow you never see all the equipment that is used in the filming as you can see here. Most of the time he wasn't actually filming, he would be chatting with Emily or some of the crew. I got to see Emily close up later on and she is just beautiful -- I think much prettier than she looks in the movies. I have seen a lot of her films and she is a really fine actress so should be interesting to see the final movie.
They were actually either filming or rehearsing here. I was awfully close and the crew was very cordial and chatty although I was asked finally not to take any more pictures by Colin's assistant/driver so I of course immediately put the camera away. Up until then, no one seemed to mind. For the rest of the time, I tried to keep the young children from the neighborhood (who were very curious about what was going on) quiet. They were really cute and made waiting for my meet/greet very pleasant!. I would take pictures of them and then show them which delighted the younger ones!
My reward for not taking any more pictures of the shoot was to get to meet Colin and get my picture taken with him. It had never occurred to me to ask for a picture taken with him -- it was his suggestion. I really only wanted a nice picture I could use for the Colin quilt!! As I was there by myself, his assistant was called upon to take the picture . I had it all set up except forgot to push back the telephoto so she was frustrated and handed me back the camera which I fixed (in the dark) and then she took my picture with Colin. I was so starstruck I almost forgot to tell Colin how much I loved him in the King's Speech which was the reason I wanted to meet him in the first place!! He was walking away by the time I remembered but he turned and gave me a huge smile and a thank you.
The back story here is that I had only intended to be away from the house for an hour or so and had forgotten my phone. As my Facebook friends know, I was gone for close to 5 hours, and my husband was frantic (he had called all the hospitals and even the police by the time I got home). My daughter tried to assure him that there was probably a "Colin story" (it was the day before that I had gotten some earlier pictures). He was beyond ticked when I got home and I didn't mention Colin's name for awhile. The police arrived while I was there and wanted to make sure I was okay. (Note: not a good idea to say to the police you are going to kill your wife when she gets home!). He got over it pretty quickly as I fixed him a very late dinner and kept my mouth shut about the many times he has disappeared on walks for hours and how worried I get!! My daughter told me it was not a good idea to mention this so I just begged forgiveness.