FILM star Bill Nighy has been spotted in York city centre, apparently enjoying a bit of shopping.

The actor, who has starred in films including Love Actually, Pirates of the Caribbean, I Capture the Castle, Shaun of the Dead, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Notes on a Scandal, Hot Fuzz, Valkyrie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, was seen in Coney Street.

Scott Sinclair, a York Street Ranger employed by the York Business Improvement District (BID), who tackles crime and anti-social behaviour, tweeted a selfie of himself with the star, whom he had bumped into ‘walking around our beautiful city of York.’

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BID executive director Andrew Lowson said Bill seemed to be shopping and Scott hadn’t wanted to interrupt his day, and so had just got a quick selfie photo with him.

“He seemed happy and as if he was enjoying his day in York!” he added.