He's made films with Hollywood royalty set on the Moon, in Chicago, and in the Orc world of Draenor – but David Bowie's filmmaker son Duncan Jones suddenly seems to be showing an interest in Welshpool.

The Bafta-winning director took to Twitter on Sunday – to ask specifically whether the town has any working payphone booths.

Sadly, he provided no further details about the reasons for his sudden need for a landline in the town – and his social media account shows little evidence he is holidaying in the area.

The 50-year-old is a British film director, producer and screenwriter and the son of late singer/songwriter and musical legend, David Bowie.

He has previously worked with the likes of Kevin Spacey, Sam Rockwell and Jake Gyllenhall, and won a BAFTA for his first feature film, Moon in 2010.

Jones – who lives in the Hollywood Hills – posted his cryptic message on social media on Sunday evening.

He asked followers: "UK twitter, I need your help. Are there still any working pay phone booths in Welshpool?"

Within minutes he was flooded with answers and soon after shared a Google Maps image of the payphone outside the NFU Mutual branch on Church Street, adding: "Sometimes I forget how powerful the internet is..."

The number of payphones in north Montgomeryshire has fallen recently, and BT held a consultation into the future of a number of little-used booths last year.

The County Times has approached Mr Jones' agent for details.