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'Games of Thrones' actor stars in movie filming in Spokane

James Faulkner is starring as a British game show host in “All Those Small Things,” a film directed by Spokane resident Andrew Hyatt.
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SPOKANE, Wash. — It’s time to roll out the red carpet in Spokane. Actor James Faulkner is filming a dramatic comedy in the area.

Faulkner is starring as a British game show host in “All Those Small Things,” a film directed by Spokane resident Andrew Hyatt.

The film’s executive producers Rebecca Petriello and Nike Imoru, who have ties to Washington, are working producers from Spokane company Northwest by Northwest Productions, among others.

The film follows host Jonathan Robbins, who finds himself questioning his morality and legacy after the recent death of a friend. When he comes across an unexpected letter from a fan, he heads into the backwoods on America in search of deeper meaning for his life.

Faulkner has starred as Lord Sinderby in “Downtown Abbey,” Randyll Tarly in “Game of Thrones” and in Sony’s “Paul, Apostle of Christ.”

Producer Marc Dahlstorm of North by Northwest said filming begins again on Saturday, Nov. 23.

On Monday, Dec. 2, crews will film at the Washington Cracker Building with more than 50 local extras.

Other movies filmed in Spokane

"All Those Small Things is not the first movie to film in Spokane. Riverfront Park has made an appearance in some of Spokane's highest-profile movies, including Sherman Alexie's indie-hit "Smoke Signals" and the 1985 coming-of-age wrestling drama "Vision Quest."

The park is also where Chuck Norris shoots an armed suspect in the back during 2005 action film "The Cutter."

Arguably the most famous scene in Spokane movie history was filmed at Ferguson's Café for the 1993 movie "Benny & Joon," starring Johnny Depp. The Milk Bottle next door was used as an exterior.

Dutch's Bros Coffee on 2nd Avenue in downtown Spokane made a prominent appearance in 2006 film "Home of the Brave," starring 50 Cent. Jared Leto romanced a number of women, including Salma Hayek, in the Davenport's lobby in "Lonely Hearts" the same year. 

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