A FILM crew has been in Ross-on-Wye today to shoot for a new film starring Eddie Redmayne.

A red and white striped gas balloon was seen near the Chase Hotel in the town this morning.

Residents could see what appeared to be a stuntman climb out of the basket at one point.

A helicopter with a camera attached flew nearby

The filming was for an upcoming Amazon film called The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne.

In it, pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in a fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.