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Harrison Ford has been doing to hearts in the North what the Lost Ark did to Nazi faces.

Yes, fans have been melting at the sight of Indiana Jones biking around the North East while filming the franchise’s fifth instalment.

But one spot must have been interesting: Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland.

For American Harrison it would have been a chance to indulge in English heritage yet for co-star Phoebe “Fleabag” Waller-Bridge it would have been like popping home to relatives.

The blue-blooded actress is related to the Forster family, who were guardians then owners of the castle for six centuries.

Harrison Ford has been filming at Bamburgh Castle
(Image: Stuart Wallace/REX/Shutterstock)

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Her grandad Sir William Edward Longueville Clerke has roots going back to Sir John Forster, Bamburgh’s owner or “Crown Grantee” from 1555 to his death in 1602, when it passed to a relative.

The pair are first cousins, 11 generations apart.

Current owner Francis Watson Armstrong described the castle, which dates back to 490AD, as “magical”.

The castle was previously owned by Phoebe Waller-Bridge's ancestors
(Image: Andy Commins / Daily Mirror)

Harrison Ford in a scene from the film 'Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom'
(Image: Getty Images)

He added: “Apart from the unique experience of staying in one of the largest inhabited castles in the country, I can’t think of anywhere else where you can watch the dolphins leaping out of the sea below, while the sun sets beyond the Cheviot Hills.”

So it’s no wonder Phoebe’s ancestors wanted to hold on to it for so long.

Fleabag actress Phoebe
(Image: Getty Images)

The film’s crew have been filming at Bamburgh for the follow-up to 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull for the past week.

Hopefully, Phoebe, 36, got first dibs on the biggest bedroom at least.

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