Actor Michael Keaton visits Nelson


Hollywood actor Michael Keaton has been enjoying the sights of Nelson – if his Instagram page is anything to go by.

The actor is known for his roles in the Oscar-winning Spotlight, Batman, Birdman and Beetlejuice, amongst many others.

He has posted photos to his Instragram page of fly fishing rivers near Murchison, the Cod & Lobster restaurant, the Vic Brew Bar and a video of people playing beach cricket at Tahunanui Beach.

Michael’s page is followed by 23.9 thousand people and his kiwi Instagrams have just under four thousand likes.

River Haven Lodge also posted several photos of the actor with some recently caught trout on their Facebook page. Its owner Scott Murray says Michael and his girlfriend stayed at their lodge for three nights and fished for two days.

“He loves fishing in New Zealand and was a brilliant, humble, nice, friendly guest. Everything you could ask for.”

He says they caught plenty of fish on the first day and some bigger ones on the second day.

“He wanted to stay longer but we were only able to fit him in because of a cancellation so we couldn’t extend his stay.”

Scott says he first met Michael while fishing in the United States but this is the first time Michael has been to his lodge.

“We got on really, really well and he told me he can’t wait to come back.”