Angelina Jolie poses with locals in Werris Creek. Photo: John Wooderson
Angelina Jolie is one of Hollywood's biggest stars, but she was just another passenger aboard the small Qantas Dash 8 which touched down in Tamworth on Wednesday morning.
Unlike the Qantas flight from Los Angeles when Jolie and her six children travelled in first class, the Tamworth service is a far less grand affair, in-flight service from the sole flight attendant usually comprising of tea or coffee for the 35-minute flight.
Jolie has made the surprise visit to see first hand locations for the World War II drama Unbroken, which she is in Australia to direct over the next three months.
Angelina Jolie in Werris Creek today. Photo: Northern Daily Leader
The actor left Tamworth Airport with an entourage and travelled to the small town of Werris Creek, a 30-minute drive away.
Word that the star had arrived in the region travelled fast this morning, with locals reportedly bemused by the sight of Jolie walking down Werris Creek's small main street.
Local newspaper, The Northern Daily Leader, reported that in between she stopped in to check out the architecture of a number of Werris Creek locations which are understood to be of interest as she prepares to film a World War II epic.
The Leader reported Jolie "stopped in on Mark Woolfe and the crew at Creek Meats and spent time checking out an alley nearby which is believed to be of major interest to the filmmaker".
She briefly checked out a home in Punyarra Street, "charming all and sundry when she stopped to hug the kids and pose for photos".
Jolie and her six children arrived in Sydney last Friday morning and have spent the past few days familiarising themselves with their city, taking in many of its tourist attractions.
Jolie's partner, Brad Pitt, is expected to arrive in Sydney to join his family in a matter of days.