Explosions and Hollywood stars descended on Newcastle city centre and an historic Northumberland town as the  the new Transformers movie was filmed in the region.

Actor Mark Wahlberg along with director Michael Bay were seen filming Transformers: The Last Knight outside the home of the Duke of Northumberland at Alnwick Castle.

Two explosions were captured by a drone after numerous super cars from the film were seen driving near Kielder Water earlier in the week.

The crew were seen going back and forth along the road from Alnwick Garden to the castle, as the morning fog was slowly burnt off by the sun.

Cranes and lights were set up pointing through the castle windows as filming took place inside as well.

Further along the coast, Anthony Hopkins was also shooting scenes at a sun-kissed Bamburgh Castle.

And on Sunday filming switched to Newcastle's Grainger Street where the famous autobots dodged debris from falling buildings (fake rubble dropped from a shipping container suspended above the road) in front of cheering crowds.

It is thought the city may be doubling for London as several scenes included London buses.

Wahlberg, 45, who also starred in Ted, The Departed and The Boxer, paused for a break in filming to have his make-up done as Bay gave out instructions.

The fifth instalment in the series, which has Steven Spielberg as an executive producer, also filmed in London near Bank tube station, when a dramatic stunt saw a car hurled onto its side.

The series, directed by Bay, has grossed over £2.79bn ($3.7bn) worldwide.

Stars in the film, which is expected to shoot in other places around the North East, include Sir Anthony Hopkins, Stanley Tucci and Isabela Moner.