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Filming for TV miniseries taking place in Cobourg

Northumberland Today
By Pete Fisher

Scenes for an eight-part History Channel miniseries, "The Kennedys," are being filmed in Cobourg.

Cast and crew spent Friday at a lavish-by-the-lake mansion on Fitzhugh Drive and also plan to return on Monday to continue filming.

A crew member said Katie Holmes is playing the part of Jacqueline Kennedy while Greg Kinnear is playing the role as the President John F. Kennedy.

The miniseries also stars Barry Pepper as Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Tom Wilkinson will play the role of Ambassador Joe Kennedy Sr.

It's expected the miniseries will air in 2011.

A crew member said Holmes (who is married to Tom Cruise) was not on the set on Friday. Pepper, meanwhile, was on set.

On Friday, filming was continuing throughout the evening after a supper break around 8 p.m.