HARRY Potter star Bonnie Wright has said joining the cast of a children’s adventure being filmed in West Dorset was a ‘no brainer’.

Filming for Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? is currently taking place at Freshwater Holiday Park in Burton Bradstock near Bridport, which featured in the first series of award-winning ITV drama Broadchurch.

Bonnie Wright is an English actress, model, screenwriter, director and producer – best known for playing the role of Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter film series.

Speaking to the Echo, she said that after reading the script joining the cast was a ‘no brainer’ and commented on the ‘great location’ of Dorset.

“I read the script and was impressed; it’s refreshing to read something entirely for children and I really liked the vision directors Tim and Danny had.

“It’s brilliant having a set like this is in a great location right on the edge of the Dorset coastline with beautiful cliffs and scenery – the film is bound to look much more interesting and off the wall,” she said.

But playing the character of Diane, the shady and secretive new manager of the camp in the story, is a far cry from Bonnie’s most famous role.

“As an actor it’s been exciting to play a character like Diane who has an evil edge to her and has been different for me,” Bonnie added.

“It’s great for any director to show an actress in a new way and that is something Tim and Danny have achieved with my role in Nelson Nutmeg.”

The adventure focuses on four children on their annual summer holiday who suspect that their holiday park’s mascot is in danger.

The group set out to find the evidence they need and work to reveal the culprit – also aiming to convince their sceptical parents they were right all along.

The film is being co-directed by filmmakers Tim Clague and Danny Stack, with support from fans, local families and businesses.

Bonnie told the Echo how she started her acting career at the same age as the young cast in Nelson Nutmeg, so it’s been easy for her to relate to what the cast have been going through.

“We didn’t know how big or crazy the platform for Harry Potter would become; it was a safe environment with lots of people similar to the Nelson Nutmeg set,” she added.

“Because we were all children we learnt together and the same thing is happening with the young cast of Nelson Nutmeg. The kids have been so great and worked so hard; it’s been great to work with them.”

Bonnie spent her last day with the cast yesterday and said that her next film role will be on location in the Mojave Desert in California.

Nelson Nutmeg is due to be released in June 2015. For more information visit nelsonnutmeg.com