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A fire breaks out at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire

A fire raged through the world-famous Pinewood Studios this afternoon, witnesses reported explosions and the cast of new live-action move Snow White rushed to safety.

Pictures show the fire raging through the film set, which appears to contain a thatched cottage, along with lights and other equipment.

A dozen fire engines were driven to the scene of the crime in Buckinghamshire as smoke billowed through the air.

A source told the Sun: “There was a set being built on Richard Attenborough’s stage with lots of wood and trees etc.

“Rumour has it that part of the set caught fire and spread to the rest of the set. Some crew members in the studio were shaken but apparently evacuated unharmed.

The Iver Heath film studio has become Britain’s answer to Hollywood, producing some of the biggest film franchises in film history.

Superman, Harry Potter and the James Bond movies are among the blockbusters filmed there.

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said 12 units and crew were on site, as well as five officers and a control unit from Maidenhead.

The firefighters use four breathing apparatus, a hose reel and a hose reel nozzle.

A spokesman added: “Thames Valley Police and the South Central Ambulance Service are also present and are supporting the response of multiple authorities to the incident.”

Pinewood was where cameras began rolling on Bond’s first mission in 1962, and it continued to provide the backdrop for the special agent’s many antics.

The location has more than a dozen main stages, including the 007 stage, which had to be rebuilt after a fire in 1984.

Then another fire broke out in 2006 at the end of the shooting of Casino Royale.

The trade workshop was also destroyed in another inferno less than four months ago.

A fire broke out at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire during filming of the live-action film Snow White

A fire broke out at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire during filming of the live-action film Snow White

A fire broke out at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire during filming of the live-action film Snow White

Smoke from the Richard Attenborough stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire

Smoke from the Richard Attenborough stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire

Witnesses reportedly heard

Witnesses reportedly heard “explosions” with 12 fire engines present at the time

Smoke from the Richard Attenborough stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire

Smoke from the Richard Attenborough stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire

The massive fire raged for more than two hours on Nov. 18 in the studios’ 245-by-65-foot single-story warehouse.

The fire, which emergency services rushed to meet at around 8:45 p.m. and were finally under control shortly after 11:20 p.m., also damaged part of an adjacent building.

The studios, which opened in 1936, have hosted more than 1,500 films, including the James Bond films Skyfall, Casino Royale and No Time To Die.

Les Miserables and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider were also filmed there, and it has hosted stars from Daniel Craig to Angelina Jolie and directors such as Alfred Hitchcock.

Disney is remaking and casting Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Starring West Side Story breakout star Rachel Zegler.

However, it has been the subject of controversy in recent weeks over whether the studio’s live-action production, which is in its third year of development, should be shut down to avoid reinforcing stereotypes.

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage slammed Disney for remaking the 1937 film – which sees the comic book gnomes living together in a cave – asking: “Did I do anything to move things forward from my soapbox? I think I’m not loud enough.”

In response, the American company said it took a “different approach” with Snow White’s seven companions and consulted with members of the dwarf community during the early stages of production.

Paralympic swimmer Will Perry – who suffers from a common form of dwarfism called achondroplasia – said he welcomed Disney’s advice and admitted certain aspects of the film, like the little people’s name and homes, could be adjusted, but insisted that the “much loved fairy tale” should not be ‘cancelled’.

He appeared on GMB earlier this year alongside Fats Timbo, a TikTok sensation, comedian and model who was born with dwarfism but prefers the term ‘little people’.

She even got the title, “Not at all appropriate,” adding, “Dwarfs, the name dwarf is a medical term meaning mythical creature. So people don’t know how to distinguish the two. ‘

However, Perry, who represented Britain at the last Paralympic Games, said he was “decidedly against cancel culture and wokeism”.

Diseny said it took a

Diseny said it took a “different approach” with Snow White’s seven companions (pictured in the original) and consulted with members of the dwarf community during the early stages of production

Peter Dinklage (pictured) expressed his displeasure with Disney for rebooting their 1937 animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

He beat Disney to remake the Backwards movie but applauded the casting of West Side Story breakout star Rachel Zegler (pictured) as Snow White

Peter Dinklage (left) expressed his displeasure with Disney for rebooting their 1937 animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He chided Disney for remaking the Backwards movie but applauded the casting of West Side Story breakout star Rachel Zegler (right) as Snow White

Disney has cultural advisors on the film, which is years away from release, just like it did on its life-action remakes of Aladdin and Mulan.

The studio also claims that it has been working to reinvent the gnome characters since its earliest stages of production.

The story has also been criticized for depicting the dwarves as having lower intelligence and for showing Snow White them as children.

Zegler will play the Evil Queen opposite Gal Gadot, with Marc Webb directing from a screenplay by Greta Gerwig and Erin Cressida Wilson.

Oscar-nominated producer Marc Platt, who also worked on Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid, is set to produce the film.

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