Amid the hubbub over his divorce from Madonna, the director continues to film Sherlock Holmes

By Pete Norman
Updated October 15, 2008 04:50 PM
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Director Guy Ritchie was on the set of his latest film Sherlock Holmes near London when his divorce from Madonna was officially confirmed.

Ritchie spent a gray and wet Wednesday filming interior scenes with Sherlock star Robert Downey Jr. at Hatfield House, a 400-year-old mansion located on about 1,000 acres north of London.

But Ritchie couldn’t escape the paparazzi – photographers were spotted exiting the estate dressed in camouflage clothes shortly after the divorce was confirmed.

The UK’s Sun had earlier reported that Ritchie will move out of the couple’s central London home and into his own estate, which is located west of London in Wiltshire.

Ritchie is expected to continue filming this week in London before moving the film set to other locations around England.