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'To my amazement, Brad Pitt walked in'

By Isle of Thanet Gazette  |  Posted: November 16, 2012

  • Brad Pitt, winner of the best actor award, right, and actress Angelina Jolie attend the New York Film Critics Circle Awards at the Crimson Club on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

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A MARGATE woman worked alongside Hollywood actor Brad Pitt while he was on location shooting his latest film.

All Sign Solutions, in Margate High Street, was chosen to create signs and graphics for zombie film World War Z, being shot at the former Pfizer site.

Owner Lynda Carter said: "We were contacted by a London company whom we had worked with before and asked to keep quiet as we would be working on the new Brad Pitt film.

"It was obvious this was the biggest and most expensive film set we had ever worked on, but to be honest I thought they may be pulling my leg about Brad."

Her staff were sworn to secrecy, as rumours that the star was filming in the area spread across social media sites.

Lynda and her team spent a week preparing the laboratories at the Discovery Park for filming and a second week on location with the film crew.

Although she has worked on film sets before, Lynda said she found it a surreal experience, when her path crossed with the Hollywood heartthrob.

"It was very bizarre. I was walking through the sets with the artistic director when, to my utter amazement, Brad Pitt walked in.

"He said hi to both of us and said he couldn't wait to start filming.

"After I picked my jaw up from the floor, I drove home in a daze."

The superstar was joined on set by his fiancee Angelina Jolie, who brought their children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox to watch their dad filming.

Lynda said: "The children were little angels, glued to the screen, and Angelina looked fabulous."

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