WATCH: George Clooney brings central Madrid to a standstill

GEORGE Clooney brought central Madrid to a standstill on Tuesday while filming a commercial for a well-known brand of coffee machines.

Sporting a thick beard, the Hollywood heartthrob was filmed standing in front of the company shop in Calle Velazquez and cycling down a street with a blond woman who some Spanish media reported was Oscar-winning American actress Brie Larson.

One lane on the street was closed off for the shoot creating even worse traffic jams than usual in this area of the capital. The situation was reportedly not helped by drivers slowing down or even stopping to catch a glimpse of the 58-year old star.

At the same time dozens of curious onlookers gathered and tried to grab images of the celebrities on their mobiles.

This was the second time this year Clooney has visited Spain. Last month he was in Tenerife to check out locations for the film Good Morning, Midnight, which he will direct for Netflix.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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