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Rare behind-the-scenes photos from iconic films and TV, from Harry Potter to Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Prepare to see your favourite characters like you've never seem them before.

From Audrey Hepburn's lovable Holly Golightly to the wonderful Albus Dumbledore, we pull the curtain off on some of the most iconic films to see what the stars get up to on set.

Whether it's Keira Knightley stopping for a snack while filming Pride and Prejudice, Marilyn Monroe being stopped by a young fan on set of The Misfits, or Elizabeth Taylor sitting on her Cleopatra throne in a jumper and trousers, there are some truly golden cinematic moments right here.

Pull out the popcorn, sit back and enjoy.

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

    Audrey Hepburn examines her make-up between scenes on set.

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  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

    Audrey Hepburn practises 'Moon River' on set wither her guitar instructor, a song which went on to become an anthem for the hit film.

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  • Kill Bill: Vol.1 (2003)

    The Bride (Uma Thurman) may be scratched up and O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu) missing a chunk off her head, but they're still beaming with happiness after their fight scene.

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  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2003)

    Jena Malone (Johanna Mason), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket) and Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen) take a break in their stunning gowns from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

    Image: Instagram @elizabethbanks

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

    The forces of good and evil collide on set of the fifth Harry Potter film, with Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort) and Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Michael Gambon (Dumbledore) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) posing for a friendly picture.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 (2011)

    Helena Bonham Carter continues to look fearful as Bellatrix Lestranges as she gives Daniel Radcliffe a quick peck.

    Image: Jaap Buitendijk via ew.com

  • Downton Abbey

    The Crawleys (Laura Carmichael, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Jessica Brown Findlay) gather around Mr Carson (Jim Carter) and do a great job of making him uncomfortable.

  • Downton Abbey

    Caught! A member of the production staff hides under an antique table during filming of the period drama.

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  • Downton Abbey

    Laura Carmichael aka Edith Crawley plays around with Allen Leech, her on screen brother-in-law Tom Branson.

    Image: Instagram @downtonabbey_official

  • Pride and Prejudice (2005)

    Carey Mulligan and Rosamund Pike sit patiently in between takes.

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  • Pride and Prejudice (2005)

    Keira Knightley throws on an apron and stops for a bite while filming the famed literary adaptation. 

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  • The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

    Anne Hathaway gets a quick touch up in between takes.

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  • The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

    Meryl Streep, who plays the formidable fashion editor Miranda Priestly, breaks into hysterics when she clumsily drops a coat mid-scene. Anne Hathaway (Andy Sachs) looks on.

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  • Cleopatra (1963)

    Elizabeth Taylor transforms into Cleopatra neck-upwards while the costume crew look on.

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  • Cleopatra (1963)

    Dressed in a green jumper and yellow cigarettes trousers, Elizabeth Taylor is quite the surreal sight on the extraordinary set of Cleopatra.

  • Clueless (1995)

    It's no surprise that the film that sparked many fashion trends, is filled with a LOT of clothes on set. Director Amy Heckerling guides 17-year-old Alicia Silverstone in true Cher Horowitz style.

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  • American Hustle (2013)

    A long day at work? Jennifer Lawrence, cinematographer Linus Sandgren (bottom left) and director David O Russell (right) are captured in rare photograph whilst shooting the Oscar-nominated film. 

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  • American Hustle (2013)

    It turns out, car scenes are rather complicated to film. Director David O Russell guides Jennifer Lawrence from the back seat.

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  • Sabrina (1954)

    Audrey Hepburn is perched on a ladder while she wears that iconic gown by Givenchy in between takes. 

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  • The Misfits (1961)

    A young fan approaches Marilyn Monroe on location during filming. 

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  • ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE (2007)

    A brilliantly dressed Cate Blanchett looks just like royalty among the man holding banana peel, the little boy drinking from a water bottle and the onlookers peeking through the window in the distance.

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  • Sex and the City (2002)

    Kristin Davis' shoes are made comfortable while Cynthia Nixon and Sarah Jessica Parker take the down time to catch up with their phones.

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  • Little Women (1994)

    Winona Ryder attracts attention from the public in her period dress.

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  • Little Women (1994)

    Christian Bale (Laurie) and Winona Ryder (Jo) film in the snow.

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  • E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)

    A very young Drew Barrymore sits on Steven Speilberg's lap on set.

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  • Hook (1991)

    Julia Roberts was about the size of a palm for most of Hook as the little fairy Tinker Bell. Here the actress watches over director Steven Speilberg's shoulder, seeing him work his cinematic magic.

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  • The Queen (2006)

    Dame Helen Mirren takes instructions from director Stephen Frears, all the while looking the spitting image of Her Majesty.

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  • The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005)

    Tilda Swinton holds onto her headdress while outdoors filming The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe.

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  • Roman Holiday (1953)

    Audrey Hepburn plays a round of cards with Gregory Peck to kill time on the set of Roman Holiday.

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  • House of Cards (2015)

    Don't forget your lines... Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright aka Frank and Claire Underwood sit on board an airplane set in season 3. 

    Image: Instagram @houseofcards

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