Ron Weasley and Lord Melchett say, ‘Visit Skegness!’

Hot on the heels of those sightings of Daniel Craig, AKA James Bond (sadly no longer besuited in his Saville Row best, shiny Churches shoes and wearing Hugo Boss watches) in the glamorous surroundings of Bognor Regis of all places, the national tourist board, VisitEngland, has booked four top actors appear in a nationwide advertising campaign.

‘Holidays at Home are Great’ will be the largest ever domestic tourism campaign in the UK and they have already recruited Julie Walters, Rupert Grint, Stephen Fry and Michelle Dockery to face the project.  The adverts are due to be aired from the 8th March and the actors will take part in the promotion, which will span the whole of England. Filming is being coordinated by M&CSAATCHI, VisitEngland’s advertising agency and will include footage of several iconic locations across the country.

After paying £100,000 for the opportunity, which was match funded by …