Timothée Chalamet is seen on set of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel

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Timothée Chalamet is seen on set of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel Wonka in Oxford as he transforms into eccentric chocolatier


He has been busy filming the upcoming Paul King-directed prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

And Timothée Chalamet transformed into legendary chocolatier Willy Wonka as he was seen on set of the production Wonka in Oxford on Wednesday.

The actor, 26, channelled Wonka’s eccentric dress sense as he rocked a purple velvet tailcoat, brown top hat and a mustard yellow silk scarf. 

Action! Timothée Chalamet transformed into legendary chocolatier Willy Wonka as he was seen on set of the production, Wonka,  in Oxford on Wednesday

Action! Timothée Chalamet transformed into legendary chocolatier Willy Wonka as he was seen on set of the production, Wonka,  in Oxford on Wednesday

Timothée layered the coat atop of a brown waistcoat and also wore lace-up boots and pinstripe trousers as part of his costume. 

In-between takes the actor talked to the crew and larked around with another cast member. 

Timothée was previously seen alongside Matt Lucas in October as the pair filmed in Lyme Regis, Dorset. 

Quirky: The actor, 26, channelled Wonka's eccentric dress sense as he rocked a purple velvet tailcoat, brown top hat and a mustard yellow silk scarf

Quirky: The actor, 26, channelled Wonka’s eccentric dress sense as he rocked a purple velvet tailcoat, brown top hat and a mustard yellow silk scarf

Costume: Timothée layered the coat atop of a brown waistcoat and also wore lace-up boots and pinstripe trousers as part of his costume

Costume: Timothée layered the coat atop of a brown waistcoat and also wore lace-up boots and pinstripe trousers as part of his costume

The town was transformed in to a 1900’s snowy set for two days before the team moved to the Warner Brothers studios in Leavesden. 

Highly anticipated film Wonka includes an all-star cast line up of Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key and Sally Hawkins.  

The movie is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in March 2023.  

The musical, it will focus on a young Willy Wonka’s adventures, before he became a chocolatier.   

Having a laugh: In-between takes the actor talked to the crew and larked around with co-star Calah Lane

Having a laugh: In-between takes the actor talked to the crew and larked around with co-star Calah Lane 

New Wonka: Timothée  gave his fans quite the surprise recently when he shared the first look at him as Willy Wonka

Original: Wilder in character as Willy Wonka

New Wonka: Timothée gave his fans quite the surprise recently when he shared the first look at him as Willy Wonka, (left) and (right) Gene Wilder who played the role in the 1971 movie 

Side by side: Timothée and Calah exited one of Oxford's historic buildings while filming a scene on Wednesday

Side by side: Timothée and Calah exited one of Oxford’s historic buildings while filming a scene on Wednesday 

Next in line: Timothée is the third actor to portray Willy Wonka on screen following Gene Wilder in the 1971 film and Johnny Depp in 2005

Dressed in character: The actor certainly looked the part as he idled on set

Next in line: Timothée is the third actor to portray Willy Wonka on screen following Gene Wilder in the 1971 film and Johnny Depp in 2005 

They're off: The actor was seen making his way back inside the building with co-star Calah

They’re off: The actor was seen making his way back inside the building with co-star Calah

Timothée is the third actor to portray Willy Wonka on screen following Gene Wilder in the 1971 film and Johnny Depp in 2005. 

In November filming was temporarily suspended after a Covid scare.   

According to The Sun, filming stopped for five days while the cast, including lead actor Timothée, were forced to self-isolate.  

Under wraps: Timothée stayed warm in a full length hooded coat as Storm Dudley threatened to wreak havoc on the exterior set

Don't mind me: The actor was almost unrecognisable after concealing his features beneath a protective face covering

Under wraps: Timothée stayed warm in a full length hooded coat as Storm Dudley threatened to wreak havoc on the exterior set

A source said: ‘Despite the strict Covid protocols everyone had been abiding with, as soon as there was a positive test on Thursday the whole production shut down immediately as bosses didn’t want to take any chances. 

‘There’s a huge amount of money tied up in filming so any delays can become incredibly costly. On site medical staff are monitoring the situation and won’t make anyone come back until it’s safe.

‘Most people involved are double vaccinated anyway, but it shows that Covid can still find a way.’   

First look! The actor was previously seen alongside Matt Lucas in October as the pair filmed in Lyme Regis, Dorset

First look! The actor was previously seen alongside Matt Lucas in October as the pair filmed in Lyme Regis, Dorset

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