AWARD-WINNING Hollywood actress Julie Walters stopped off in Dunbar as the cameras rolled for a new television programme.

The star, famous for roles in the Harry Potter films and Calendar Girls, was filming in the town ahead of a new four-part series entitled Britain’s Coastal Railways with Julie Walters.

The programme, which will be shown on Channel 4, will see the star stopping off in Dunbar, as well as learning about how the coastal railways shaped Britain.

The actress was in the town on Monday morning filming for the show.

Meanwhile, the town’s Rotary club was also on hand, having recently volunteered to help look after and freshen up the flower and plant containers at the railway station.

As part of this, permission was given to put Rotary International roundels on the small blue train which sits on the platform, which also has two planters in it.

The Rotary volunteers were working away when they spotted Mrs Walters.

Bob McKinnon, club president, said: “We were up at the station sorting out some soil when a train drew in and out stepped Julie Walters.

“She left the station and then came back in and there was a camera crew filming.

“She made a comment about the planter and we said we were putting the Rotary International roundels on the train. She said she was a great supporter of the Rotary and leapt aboard.

“She was very, very friendly with a big beaming smile and only too happy to talk.”

It is not the first time the county’s railway stations have attracted celebrities.

Last year, Great British Railway Journeys, shown on BBC2, featured East Lothian.

Former MP Michael Portillo, who presents the show, stopped off in Longniddry and visited Haddington.