A WORLD-FAMOUS actor who is currently filming in the Lake District announced that the national park was one of his 'top three favourite places in the world'.

Henry Cavill, perhaps best known for playing Superman, is filming the second series of fantasy drama The Witcher.

And, despite having travelled the globe as an internationally-recognised actor, he appears to have fallen under the spell of the Lake District's hilly landscape.

In an Instagram post, he said: "I haven't had the opportunity to run for miles uphill since Gibraltar many years ago.

"But there is no better place to get back into that groove than the Lake District here at home in the UK. This place has just stormed into my top three favourite places in the world. Absolutely love it."