Da Vinci Code location endures protests
Tom Hanks arrived at the cathedral for filming, which is doubling up as Westminster Abbey, but centre stage was taken by Catholic nun Sister Mary Michael.
The nun, who led the protests, said: "I don't think it is right they are filming here. It is against the very essence of what we believe."
Even though the cathedral's Dean, The Very Reverand Alec Knight, called Dan Brown's book a "a load of old tosh", the cathedral still accepted £100,000 for the location to be used.
Winchester Cathedral and the Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh are also being used for the film, which, in addition to Hanks, will star Audrey Tautou, Sir Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jean Reno and Paul Bettany.
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