Â Share Updated Â Share inbox Thank you for subscribing. And although he was well disguised in costume as Barry Ã¢Â€Â“ the father of one of the storyÃ¢Â€Â™s main characters Jack Ã¢Â€Â“ it didnÃ¢Â€Â™t stop young fans spotting him a mile off. Ã¢Â€Â GrandpaÃ¢Â€Â™s Great Escape tells the tale of a World War Two flying ace who now sadly suffers from AlzheimerÃ¢Â€Â™s and is moved to an old peopleÃ¢Â€Â™s home called Twilight Towers. Ã¢Â€ÂœThey had a lot of big screens and lights set up Ã¢Â€Â“ and we got to see some of the filming. Lynsey added: Ã¢Â€ÂœHe is my daughterÃ¢Â€Â™s favourite author so she was absolutely hysteric with excitement. One girl even took nine of his books along and he signed them all single sex chats. Ã¢Â€ÂœWhen they got there they were told that they were allowed to stand and watch the filming, and then between takes he came over and stopped for pictures, signed books and chatted to everyone. Comic David Walliams chats to fans while filming new show in Stirling area village The funnyman made his way to Killearn to shoot scenes for the TV adaptation of his children s book Grandpa s Great Escape. Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Comedian David Walliams was the star attraction when he touched down in Killearn for a spot of filming this week. The funnyman, actor and author made his way to the village to shoot scenes for the TV adaptation of his childrenÃ¢Â€Â™s book GrandpaÃ¢Â€Â™s Great Escape which will be shown on BBC One at Christmas.
Ã¢Â€ÂœThey quickly went out to see if they could see him and my daughter took her copy of the book along. Mum Lynsey told the Observer: Ã¢Â€ÂœMurrin and George were actually with their childminder after school when they heard that he was around single sex chats. Ã¢Â€Â Comedian David Walliams with Killearn youngsters Murrin and George Thomson during the filming of his new production Grandpa s Great Escape. We went out to see him earlier in the day but one lady said weÃ¢Â€Â™d missed him, but if we went to Killearn Kirk from 7pm we would see him there. And she added: Ã¢Â€ÂœHe was really nice and he took the time out to talk to the kids. He was with a little boy and you could hear them talking. It soon becomes clear that the boss, Ms Dandy, is running Twilight Towers for her own ulterior motives and itÃ¢Â€Â™s up to grandpa and his grandson Jack to make a daring escape. Ã¢Â€ÂœI think it started out as people saying there was a strange man in the graveyard but they soon found out it was David Walliams filming GrandpaÃ¢Â€Â™s Great Escape. Ã¢Â€ÂœAs time went on I think more and more people realised he was there and went to see him. It was great that he took the time to stop and sign some books.
Murrin Thomson (10) and her eight-year-old brother George are massive fans of WalliamsÃ¢Â€Â™ books and they were delighted to meet him. IÃ¢Â€Â™m told there were around 15 children at one point. Word spread quickly around the village that Walliams, who is well known by many for appearances in Little Britain and BritainÃ¢Â€Â™s Got Talent, was filming in the area... Ã¢Â€Â Hairdresser Lynne McVicar took her children Lucy (12) and twins Rory and Jack, aged eight, along to meet the funnyman. Ã¢Â€ÂœThey were happy to let us watch but they just asked if we could keep quiet and not let any mobile phones go off. And youngsters quickly alerted their parents and made their way out to catch a glimpse of the comic. They were filming at the graveyard, at Killearn Kirk, at the old bank and at the old Black Bull hotel. ... .