Huddersfield has again been chosen by film-makers for a location.

And stars including former Doctor Who David Tennant, Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne are lined up for parts in the film, which has started filming in town.

They are characters in Mad To Be Normal, a film chronicling the life of infamous psychiatrist RD Laing.

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Mad To Be Normal is the latest coup for the town which has seen many film and TV companies work here over the last few years.

And the latest flming comes just as the second series of the BBC TV drama Happy Valley - shot extensively in Huddersfield and Calderdale - hits the screens.

Later this year the Hollywood blockbuster A Monster Calls, starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver, is due for release.

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It features many scenes shot in and around the Colne Valley.

Production crews working on Mad To Be Normal have been filming scenes in Kirkburton - and the Storthes Hall complex is thought to be a location.

It, of course, was the home of one of West Yorkshire’s biggest mental hospitals for many decades.

Storthes Hall Hospital, Kirkburton, 1926

Laing was best known for his work in the 1960s when he set out to create a safe place for people diagnosed with psychosis and schizophrenia.

There were no locked rooms and no drugs were prescribed. He was lauded by many for his work but equally mired in controversy.

The cast list for the film is being drawn up and includes Tennant, who is best known for being Doctor Who between 2005 and 2010 and detective Alec Hardy in Broadchurch.

DAVID TENNANT as D.I Alec Hardy and OLIVIA COLMAN as D.S Ellie Miller
DAVID TENNANT as D.I Alec Hardy and OLIVIA COLMAN as D.S Ellie Miller

Gabriel Byrne has starred in blockbusters including End of Days and The Usual Suspects, while Sir Michael Gambon has starred in countless TV dramas and films, including the Harry Potter series and Sky Atlantic's Fortitude.

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Ben Sweet, of North Light Film Studios, has been instrumental in bringing many productions to the town.

He welcomed the latest film job and said: “It’s not based with us at North Light but it’s the same production company that made the film with Toyah Wilcox which filmed at Kirklees College last year.

“To add another film credit to Huddersfield’s long list is fantastic but to have repeat business in the town shows that we are making a lasting impression on production companies and producers and that’s something that we want to continue to do.

“We must be able to say that we are the most photographed town in the UK.”