Russell Crowe, the Oscar winning Australian actor, has spoken of his love of Pembrokeshire having filmed Ridley Scott’s epic film “Robin Hood” here. He says he intends to return soon to spend some time surfing in West Pembrokeshire.
Crowe spent some 5 weeks in Pembrokeshire in 2009 filming scenes on Freshwater West beach. Close to 1,200 people were involved in the Pembrokeshire filming, including 600 extras, 125 horses and horsemen and more than 300 crew.
Crowe who was walking the red carpet in Cardiff for the premier of his new film, Noah, said: “I loved Pembrokeshire, it is fantastic.”
“Me and Cate Blanchett were standing on the beach one day and we were looking down the full length of the beach and the yellow sand and the sun came out – it was a gorgeous day. She was standing there with her hands on her hips and she said, ‘Does this remind you of home?’ and I said yes it does”.
“She said, ‘I suppose that is why it was New South Wales then’ and we both had a laugh together. It is very much like the coastal beaches of Australia.”
Pembrokeshire has been the chosen location for shooting a number of major films in recent years; amongst them Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows also filmed on Freshwater West beach and Snow White and the Huntsman; filmed on Marloes Sands.
For more information on film locations in Pembrokeshire, please check the “local attractions” page of our website at www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk and click on the film location links.