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George Clooney, 61, looks hands-on as he directs scenes for his new film in Surrey


He’s an Academy Award winner and has starred in some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters ever made. 

And there was no signs of slowing down George Clooney on Monday as he was full of energy while directing scenes for his upcoming movie The Boys in The Boat.

The 61-year-old movie hunk was all action as the cast and crew filmed scenes at Molesey Boat Club on the banks of the River Thames in Surrey. 

Action! George Clooney was full of energy while directing scenes for his upcoming movie The Boys in The Boat on the banks of the River Thames in Surrey on Monday

Action! George Clooney was full of energy while directing scenes for his upcoming movie The Boys in The Boat on the banks of the River Thames in Surrey on Monday 

The movie is based on the true story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their quest for a Gold medal at the Olympic Games in Berlin that year. 

The heartthrob actor cut a casual figure on the day as he wrapped up in the chilly English weather in a padded jacket and denim jeans.

Looking on form, George could be seen laughing heartily alongside the camera operator as the rowers prepared to enter the water.

Giggles: Looking on form on the day, George could be seen laughing heartily alongside the camera operator as the rowers prepared to enter the water

Giggles: Looking on form on the day, George could be seen laughing heartily alongside the camera operator as the rowers prepared to enter the water

The Boat Club on Barge Walk, East Molesey, had a makeover with a German Nazi swastika flag flying alongside the US Stars and Stripes at the front of the Boat House and the Molesey signage temporarily removed.     

The crew was made up of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers and farmers.

Using a hands-on approach, the Oscar nominated director made it his business to interact with each and everyone of his cast and crew members on the day. 

Break time: George oozed confidence on set while taking some down time during an intense day of filming

Break time: George oozed confidence on set while taking some down time during an intense day of filming 

Scenes for the film have already been filmed at Winnersh Film Studios in Berkshire, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Cleveland Lakes near South Cerney in the Cotswolds and is expected to be released next year.

The Thames at Henley is standing in for Seattle, with George enjoying the luxury of working just a hop and a skip from the £12million home in Sonning, Berkshire, which he shares with his British lawyer wife Amal and their twins. 

The cast includes British actors Callum Turner, who appeared in the BBC series The Capture and plays the main character Joe Rantz and Sam Strike, who played Johnny Carter in EastEnders.

Professional: Using a hands-on approach, the Oscar nominated director made it his business to interact with each and everyone of his cast and crew members on the day

Professional: Using a hands-on approach, the Oscar nominated director made it his business to interact with each and everyone of his cast and crew members on the day

Too cold? The heartthrob actor cut a casual figure on the day as he wrapped up in the chilly English weather in a padded jacket

Too cold? The heartthrob actor cut a casual figure on the day as he wrapped up in the chilly English weather in a padded jacket 

The crew was made up of the sons of loggers,

The crew was made up of the sons of loggers,

Look up: George appeared to be in great form as he filmed scenes from the famous boat hoouse

 Look up: George appeared to be in great form as he filmed scenes from the famous boat hoouse 

Larking about: George looked in great spirits as he joked on set with his colleagues

Larking about: George looked in great spirits as he joked on set with his colleagues 

Hands-on: The Academy Award winner passed on some important advice to some of the crew members on the day

Hands-on: The Academy Award winner passed on some important advice to some of the crew members on the day 

River traffic had been closed at intervals on the say-so of the Environment Agency, allowing George 45 minutes at a time to work. 

During the last week, he was trying to capture a complicated scene showing two teams racing up the river with camera boats behind, and a celebrating crowd in period costume on a barge.

More than once, his shot was ruined by a leisure boat pottering into view.

A source on set said: ‘We have a flowing river, with the very large film set blocking one entire half of it, then two way traffic on the other half of it, going up and down at intervals – like a traffic light system.’

Beaming: George flashed his Hollywood smile in between takes on the day

Beaming: George flashed his Hollywood smile in between takes on the day

They continued: ‘The weather was really hot on Tuesday meaning there were an awful lot of tourists and locals taking their boats out.

‘And of course, once word of filming got out, everyone on the water went to see what was going on.

‘Throughout the day it was 45 minutes of filming, then 45 minutes off. The 45 minutes off was to clear the river traffic building up.

‘There were a couple of slip-ups and boats just didn’t stop when they were supposed to.’

The film is based on a book by Daniel James Brown and stars British actor Callum Turner.

Scene set: Molesey Boat Club between Molesey Lock and Sunbury Lock on the River Thames was chosen as the filming location on the day

Scene set: Molesey Boat Club between Molesey Lock and Sunbury Lock on the River Thames was chosen as the filming location on the day 

Decorated: The Boat Club on Barge Walk, East Molesey, had a makeover with a German Nazi swastika flag flying alongside the US Stars and Stripes at the front of the Boat House

Decorated: The Boat Club on Barge Walk, East Molesey, had a makeover with a German Nazi swastika flag flying alongside the US Stars and Stripes at the front of the Boat House

Meanwhile, across town George’s wife Amal made a glamorous arrival at The Prince’s Trust Awards in London on Tuesday afternoon.

The 44-year-old human rights attorney attended the Theatre Royal Drury Lane ceremony with her mother Baria Alamuddin, an award-winning journalist and broadcaster 

Amal wowed in a chic red and white floral dress for the ceremony sponsored by TKMaxx and Homesense.

Radiant: George's wife Amal made a glamorous arrival at The Prince's Trust Awards in London on Tuesday afternoon.

Radiant: George’s wife Amal made a glamorous arrival at The Prince’s Trust Awards in London on Tuesday afternoon.

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