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Third Star captures the beauty of Barafundle Bay

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 16:22 UK time, Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Pembrokeshire is becoming a bit of a filming hot spot, having been the destination of choice for recent Hollywood blockbusters Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows and Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, featuring Russell Crowe.

In fact, last year the Wales Screen Commission claimed that these blockbusters had pumped £5m into the economy of south west Wales.

Another film that has recently made use of the beautiful Welsh coastal area is Third Star, which enjoys its theatrical release next month.

A shot taken during filming of Third Star. Photo: Jamie Stoker

A shot taken during filming of Third Star. Photo: Jamie Stoker

The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as James, a young man dying from terminal cancer who invites his three closest friends on a camping trip to his favourite place in the world - Barafundle Bay.

The three close friends joining James on his journey are played by JJ Feild, Tom Burke and Adam Robertson, while other stars include Hugh Bonneville and the Welsh actor Nia Roberts.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Third Star. Photo: Jamie Stoker

Benedict Cumberbatch in Third Star. Photo: Jamie Stoker

A behind the scenes photo during the shooting of Third Star. Photo: Jamie Stoker

A behind the scenes photo during the shooting of Third Star. Photo: Jamie Stoker

Browse more photographs taken on the set of the film in our photo gallery - photographs courtesy of Jamie Stoker and thirdstarfilm.com.

Third Star enjoyed the prestigious closing slot of the 2010 Edinburgh Film Festival. The film was directed by Hattie Dalton and written by Vaughan Sivell, who grew up in west Wales.

Third Star goes on general release in UK cinemas on Friday 20 May.

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