« Previous | Main | Next »

Pembrokeshire stars in new Robin Hood film

Post categories:

Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 14:14 UK time, Monday, 10 May 2010

Russell Crowe plays Robin Hood in Ridley Scott's epic blockbuster about the legendary hero, which is released in UK cinemas this week and also opens the 2010 Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.

And though the star-studded cast includes Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow and Brit actors William Hurt, Mark Strong, Mark Addy and Matthew Macfadyen, there's another star of this film that Welsh cinema-goers will be keen to spot.

Behind the scenes photo of actors on Freshwater West beach © Scotty

Behind the scenes photo of actors on Freshwater West beach © Scotty

Areas of beautiful Pembrokeshire feature in the movie, including the long sweeping beach of Freshwater West. The beach played host to the magnificent climactic battle scenes in the film between the French and English, which involved over 1,500 cast and crew members.

Scotty, a contributer to the BBC Wales Nature and Outdoors website, captured some brilliant behind-the-scenes photographs during filming in June 2009. Browse the two photo galleries on the Nature and Outdoors site.

The actor who plays Will Scarlet in the Hollywood epic, Scott Grimes, said: "What we did in Wales, I was scared out of my mind every single day there... We had more than 100 horses riding side by side, galloping down the beach, and we had no idea where the cameras were. It felt like we were in the war. The whole shoot was incredible."

Feel free to comment! If you want to have your say, on this or any other BBC blog, you will need to sign in to your BBC iD account. If you don't have a BBC iD account, you can register here - it'll allow you to contribute to a range of BBC sites and services using a single login.

Need some assistance? Read about BBC iD, or get some help with registering.


  • No comments to display yet.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.