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VIDEO: Downton Star Dan Stevens on Life in Cornwall

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6:01am 11th June 2013

Have you bumped into Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey in a Cornish pub?

The actor, who played Matthew Crawley, has told Pirate FM the cast of his new film made the most of the Duchy's inns and restaurants.

Summer in February had its London premiere on Monday night, almost a week after its first showing in Penzance.

It tells the story of a love triangle between artists in Lamorna just before the First World War.

Dan said: "Cornwall is an amazing part of the world. I didn't know it as well as I know it now. The landscape and the locals were incredibly good to us.

"It really is the most cinematic of landscapes. Our director of photography, who is a bit of a genius anyway, was just in his element.

"There's a reason artists have flocked to Cornwall for generations - the light, the landscape and the remoteness. We really profited from all of those things in our film."

He has revealed the cast and crew regularly went out for meals and drinnks while they were in the Duchy, around Mousehole and Lamorna: "The Gurnard's Head, the Old Coastguard - some very, very fine food. And some very fine ales, if I may say, consumed there in the Wink."

Inspired by a true story Summer in February features the wild and bohemian Lamorna group of the Newlyn artists' colony, dominated by the charismatic Alfred Munnings.

He falls in love with aspiring young painter Florence Carter-Wood, who is also being pursued by the land agent in charge of the Lamorna estate, Gilbert Evans.

The events were turned into a novel in 1995, based on the diaries of Evans.

The movie is released nationally on Friday, but you can watch the trailer here...

6:01am 11th June 2013

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