Larry Lamb visits Hatton Garden jewellery heist site ahead of movie release

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Actor Larry Lamb, who is set to play the leading role in a film about the Hatton Garden jewellery heist, has visited the site's safe deposit area ahead of the movie's release.

The former EastEnders star met with former Metropolitan Police commander Peter Spindler at the location as well as the Museum of London's curator, Jackie Keily.

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Larry Lamb talks with Museum of London curator Jackie Keily and former police commander Peter Spindler at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit, in Hatton Garden (David Parry/PA Wire/PA Images)

The British capital's jewellery quarter was at the centre of a high-profile robbery over the Easter weekend in 2015 as a gang of career criminals stole valuables worth up to £14 million.

The Hatton Garden gang carried out the meticulously-planned crime, ransacking 73 boxes in the safe deposit after using a drill to bore a hole into the vault wall.

Larry, 69, is playing the role of the group's ringleader Brian Reader.

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Larry Lamb is to star in The Hatton Garden Job (David Parry/PA Wire/PA Images)

Reader, 77, recently failed to win a cut to his six-year prison sentence.

The film's cast includes Quadrophenia's Phil Daniels, Downton Abbey star Matthew Goode, Nip/Tuck actress Joely Richardson, Game Of Thrones' Clive Russell and True Blood actor Stephen Moyer.

Shooting on the Ronnie Thompson-directed movie began in the summer.

The Hatton Garden Job is slated for release in December.