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.

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.

"It was absolutely amazing, it really made my son's day.

"We knew they were filming, but didn't realise Harrison Ford was there.

"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."

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

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

Source: Press Association

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