Film star hailed by director

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SCARBOROUGH’S famous actor Charles Laughton has been praised by the man responsible for making the town a hit on the big screen.

Mark Herman, who directed the 1998 film Little Voice, which was set in Scarborough, chose the acting legend as his perfect dinner guest.

Mr Herman said: “I would imagine Charles Laughton would have made a lunch pretty entertaining, pretty lengthy and pretty sizeable, so I’d only choose him if he was paying.”

Mr Herman added he was also a little surprised when Little Voice came to the town.

He added: “The stage play was set in Lancashire, but somehow, the film ended up in Scarborough.”