Colin Firth filming movie in Downtown Raleigh

November 9th, 2011

At the behest of my wife, here are some pretty poor shots of Oscar winning actor Colin Firth and Anne Heche, et al. on the set of “Arthur Newman, Golf Pro” on Fayetteville Street and Nash Square in downtown Raleigh.

Colin Firth on the set in downtown Raleigh
Colin Firth on the set in downtown Raleigh
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Colin Firth filming in Nash Square, Raleigh
Colin Firth filming in Nash Square, Raleigh
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Oscar winner Colin Firth filming in downtown Raleigh
Oscar winner Colin Firth filming in downtown Raleigh
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Emily Blunt in downtown Raleigh, Nash Square
Emily Blunt in downtown Raleigh, Nash Square
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Anne Heche filming in Raleigh, North Carolina
Anne Heche filming in Raleigh, North Carolina
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Colin Firth in Raleigh, North Carolina for Arthur Newman, Golf Pro
Colin Firth in Raleigh, North Carolina for Arthur Newman, Golf Pro
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Nash Square fall colors on the set of Arthur Newman, Golf Pro in Raleigh
Nash Square fall colors on the set of Arthur Newman, Golf Pro in Raleigh
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Arthur Newman, Golf Pro filming on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh
Arthur Newman, Golf Pro filming on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh
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Colin Firth filming "Arthur Newman, Golf Pro" in downtown Raleigh
Colin Firth filming “Arthur Newman, Golf Pro” in downtown Raleigh
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Colin Firth in Raleigh, North Carolina
Colin Firth in Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh Police blocking McDowell Street for the filming
Raleigh Police blocking McDowell Street for the filming
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Movie filming on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh
Movie filming on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh
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Comments

  1. Ernest says:

    November 9th, 2011 at 4:29 pm (#)

    Man, I had no idea they were filming today. What a great weather to do this. Hey, DT Raleigh has been used officially for a movie, with actual stars!!! Matt, many thanks for this wonderful set of photos 🙂

  2. Edward says:

    November 9th, 2011 at 7:06 pm (#)

    I think its funny they filmed in downtown Raleigh. But made it Terre Haute,IN. (the town I was born in of only 60,000 people) The made the News and Observer into the Terre Haute police dept. And they had a Terre Haute police car there.

  3. Ernest says:

    November 10th, 2011 at 9:55 am (#)

    Yes, that is kind of odd. Quite honestly I never understood why different cities/towns are used to film a movie that is supposed to be in a specific place. Unless it is a fictional area. Anyway, let’s hope they make Raleigh look nice. The last time I saw Raleigh in a movie was “Nights in Rodanthe”, when Richard Gere was leaving Raleigh in his convertible, driving along S. Salisbury Str, and the skyline was nicely shown in the background. VERY nice shot, indeed. Now, I wonder if they film many scenes in DT Raleigh. It would be really nice to see a few celebrities strolling along our streets 🙂 I hope they also film in areas like Cameron Park, Boylan Heights and Oakwood, or even Glenwood South.

  4. JRD says:

    November 10th, 2011 at 7:31 pm (#)

    Maybe they could have filmed that scene in the middle of Nash Square if it had a nice water feature, like in Mobile.  Then they wouldnt have had to BLOCK THE FREAKIN STREET!!!  

  5. Carver says:

    November 14th, 2011 at 1:38 pm (#)

    Red Hat eyes California for move:: http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/morning_call/2011/11/red-hat-eyes-california-for-move.html

  6. Ernest says:

    November 14th, 2011 at 4:54 pm (#)

    Nice job, Carver… You scared the crap out of EVERYONE who saw your post and you don’t even bother telling us what the article is all about.

    So, any updates on Red Hat, dear friend Carver? :LOL:

  7. Jeff says:

    November 14th, 2011 at 10:46 pm (#)

    yeah i saw that. oddly that little town in MA is where my wife is from.  never knew about red hat there.  oh well.  maybe they should move the engineering HQ here too and then they could get their own building instead of taking progress’s leftovers

  8. Ernest says:

    November 15th, 2011 at 9:29 am (#)

    I agree with Jeff. If you are going to move your engineering HQ, you might as well bring it here, where there is an abundance of skilled computer engineers and other IT professionals. However, Red Hat is playing the incentives card and they know they can get the most out of it. They will not lose, for sure. In the meantime, virtualization and cloud computing are getting strong, which pretty much guarantees that Red Hat will continue to expand and possibly dominate for the years to come. Thus far, they are probably offering the best set of solutions and they have good partners. The way things are going, they will probably cast a cloud above The Edison. (Insert a crying or laughing emoticon… Your choice.) Sad to think that Two Progress Plaza will overwhelm The Edison. Damn you Duke Power and PE for being such jerks 🙁

  9. Carver says:

    November 15th, 2011 at 10:28 am (#)

    You guys crack me up! Yeah, I was trying to get a rise out of everyone without providing the details. I agree with you guys about Red Hat consolidating offices here if you’re thinking about moving. At least that would keep the dream of a new building downtown. But I still think that’s a FART in the wind and it stinks!!!  You never really know what’s going to happen, it is what it is…..

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