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18-7-2019 17:23:49

The screenwriter for ‘Yesterday’ is having tea with an American woman who flew to England on a lark after being wowed by the film’s setting

Dawn Walker flew to England over the weekend after seeing the film “Yesterday” and falling in love with the seaside village where most of the movie is set. The 50-year-old Seattle, Washington, woman tweeted about her impromptu trip, attracting the attention of screenwriter Richard Curtis’ partner. Curtis has since invited Walker to have tea with him at his home on Thursday. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. An American woman who flew to England just days after falling in love with the movie “Yesterday” is now set to meet the film’s screenwriter for tea. Dawn Walker told MailOnline that she saw the Beatles-inspired film with her husband last week and was wowed by the seaside village where most of the movie is set. With her 50th birthday coming up, the Seattle, Washington, mother-of-two decided to use her perks as an Alaska Airlines employee to get a standby ticket to London on Saturday. She said the idea for the trip came as she was listening to the Dixie Chicks at work. “There’s a line about ‘buying a ticket to anywhere’ in the song ‘Ready to Run’ and I just thought, ‘Where can I buy a ticket too?'” she told MailOnline.Read more: A Harvard statistician has developed an algorithm that finally settles whether Lennon or McCartney wrote The Beatles’ biggest hits After touching down in the UK, Walker reportedly caught a National Express bus to the town of Gorleston, a 3.5-hour drive northeast of London. She’s staying at the Pier Hotel where the film’s main character performs Beatles hits in front of a large audience near the end of the movie.Foto: Richard Curtis and Emma Freud are seen during the UK premiere of “Yesterday” in June.sourceIan West/PA Images via Getty Images Emma Frued, partner of the film’s screenwriter Richard Curtis, saw Walker’s tweet about her impromptu trip. On Wednesday, Freud asked Walker if she was interested in having tea with Curtis at the couple’s home. Walker agreed, and they are set to meet on Thursday night. “Can’t wait to meet @emmafreud and Richard Curtis tonight. I’m having THE BEST BIRTHDAY week in my entire life! All because of a @dixiechicks song and an amazing movie, @yesterdaymovie and the awesome time I’m having at The Pier Hotel!” Walker tweeted Thursday.Read more: ‘Love Actually’ director Richard Curtis is using Pokémon Go at Davos to tackle poverty – and Jamie Oliver is playing Abbey Road Studios is opening its doors to overnight guests for one night only People are flocking to a scenic lavender farm in England for the perfect Instagram photo The post The screenwriter for ‘Yesterday’ is having tea with an American woman who flew to England on a lark after being wowed by the film’s setting appeared first on Business Insider Nederland.
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