HOLLYWOOD A-lister Russell Crowe sung the praises of Pembrokeshire during the premiere of his latest movie.

The Oscar-winning actor was in Cardiff on Saturday night to launch the new biblical epic ‘Noah’, which also stars Welsh actor Sir Anthony Hopkins.

While on the red carpet, Crowe spoke of falling in love with the Pembrokeshire coastline while filming here in 2009, and how much the golden sands reminded him of his home in Australia.

He 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."

Russell Crowe starred in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, scenes of which were filmed on Freshwater West in June and July, 2009.

He cut a fiercesome figure astride a white stallion, as he led an army of men across the beach.

A cast of hundreds took part in the big budget battle scene, including many local people who had auditioned as extras.

Freshwater West was also used as a filming location for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in the same year.