Well, not necessarily the man himself, in person*, but filming for a Stephen Spielberg production caused us to be delayed for half an hour in Birmingham today. The film is Ready Player One; I don't know if it will use any canal shots. The location operative below asked us to wait while a drone with a camera filmed some action taking place to the right.
Still, it added extra interest to the travelling today, all 27 locks of it. I took lots of photos of other interesting things today, but there is not the time nor space for me to share them now.
*According to the Birmingham Mail Mr Spielberg was indeed in Birmingham to oversee the set.