Harrison Ford told young boy from North Yorkshire he was Indiana Jones' stunt double whilst filming in region

Harrison Ford in North Yorkshire. Credit: Vicki Laven/PA

Film star Harrison Ford jokingly told a young boy from North Yorkshire that he is Indiana Jones' stunt double when he was spotted in Grosmont.

The 78-year-old actor tipped his famous hat when he was seen in the North Yorkshire village, where scenes for the fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones series are in production.

Ford had emerged from a tunnel in the village – which has a stop on the North Yorks Moors Railway – when eight-year-old Evan Laven noticed him.

Evan and his mother in Grosmont. Credit: North Yorkshire County Council/PA

The youngster asked if he was Indiana Jones, said his mother Vicki, a deputy headteacher in nearby Staithes.

She said: “He tipped his hat and said no, he was the stunt double. It was absolutely amazing, it really made my son’s day.

"We knew they were filming but didn’t realise Harrison Ford was there. He came out of the tunnel in his full gear – I just couldn’t speak." "He could not believe Harrison Ford had spoken to him and thought his friends at school would not believe him, but we have the photograph."

Harrison Ford was seen in North Shields.

Ford was seen in cycling gear having a meal at a pub in North Shields, North Tyneside, on Tuesday.

Filming is also understood to be scheduled for Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, which has temporarily closed to the public.

In recent weeks Tom Cruise has also been seen on location in North Yorkshire, filming a new Mission Impossible movie.

Carl Les, leader of North Yorkshire County Council, said: "We have many wonderful places to visit across the county and it is a pleasure to see people once again able to enjoy them as the pandemic road map moves forwards. "It is also marvellous to see the county is being increasingly recognised as a location for the movie industry and films like Indiana Jones will help present North Yorkshire to an international audience."