A woman in her 50s is treated after being bitten by a monkey at Movie World studios, where the Pirates of the Caribbean movie is being filmed. Photo: Seven News
A woman in her 50s is treated after being bitten by a monkey at Movie World studios, where the Pirates of the Caribbean movie is being filmed. Photo: Seven News

Monkey bites woman on ear at Pirates of the Caribbean set

A WOMAN is being treated by paramedics after being attacked by a monkey at the studios where the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie is being filmed.

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said the woman in her 50s was suffering from a monkey bite to the ear. The incident happened about 12.10pm on Tuesday at the Movie World Studios, away from the theme park.

Pictures taken from television helicopters showed the woman being treated while others looked on.

It is unknown whether the monkey responsible is Pirates' famous Capuchin monkey Jack, who plays a sidekick to Geoffrey Rush's character Hector Barbosa.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is being filmed on the Gold Coast and stars Johnny Depp, Rush, Orlando Bloom, Javier Bardem and Kaya Scodelario.

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