Hollywood star shares his love for Pembrokeshire

Western Telegraph: STAR POWER: Russell Crowe was happy to pose with fans on the set of Robin Hood at Freshwater West STAR POWER: Russell Crowe was happy to pose with fans on the set of Robin Hood at Freshwater West

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.

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1:19pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Andrew Lye says...

Maybe its time that Pembrokeshire County Council did something positive for once and invite Russell Crowe to an event and give him some sort of recognition. Do they have a Freedom of Pembrokeshire?
It would ensure he comes back to the County and maybe he will spread the word to attract more film makers to come here or to visit...
Maybe its time that Pembrokeshire County Council did something positive for once and invite Russell Crowe to an event and give him some sort of recognition. Do they have a Freedom of Pembrokeshire? It would ensure he comes back to the County and maybe he will spread the word to attract more film makers to come here or to visit... Andrew Lye
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6:18pm Wed 2 Apr 14

teapot head says...

and thats why he flew back to windsor in a helicopter every night.
and thats why he flew back to windsor in a helicopter every night. teapot head
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3:48pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Cymru bach says...

teapot head wrote:
and thats why he flew back to windsor in a helicopter every night.
Did he not stay in the posh hotel near Narberth?
[quote][p][bold]teapot head[/bold] wrote: and thats why he flew back to windsor in a helicopter every night.[/p][/quote]Did he not stay in the posh hotel near Narberth? Cymru bach
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12:46pm Fri 4 Apr 14

teapot head says...

Cymru bach wrote:
teapot head wrote:
and thats why he flew back to windsor in a helicopter every night.
Did he not stay in the posh hotel near Narberth?
not according to my friend who worked every day on the set.
[quote][p][bold]Cymru bach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teapot head[/bold] wrote: and thats why he flew back to windsor in a helicopter every night.[/p][/quote]Did he not stay in the posh hotel near Narberth?[/p][/quote]not according to my friend who worked every day on the set. teapot head
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2:05pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Tttoommy says...

teapot head wrote:
Cymru bach wrote:
teapot head wrote:
and thats why he flew back to windsor in a helicopter every night.
Did he not stay in the posh hotel near Narberth?
not according to my friend who worked every day on the set.
The other "stars" stayed nr Narberth, Crowe didn't although he did go for a pub meal in Carew - come on you guys fawning over him - Did you expect him to say he didn't like Pembrokeshire?

I Luuuuuuuuvvvv you'r little Pembroke in wales, england :(
[quote][p][bold]teapot head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cymru bach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teapot head[/bold] wrote: and thats why he flew back to windsor in a helicopter every night.[/p][/quote]Did he not stay in the posh hotel near Narberth?[/p][/quote]not according to my friend who worked every day on the set.[/p][/quote]The other "stars" stayed nr Narberth, Crowe didn't although he did go for a pub meal in Carew - come on you guys fawning over him - Did you expect him to say he didn't like Pembrokeshire? I Luuuuuuuuvvvv you'r little Pembroke in wales, england :( Tttoommy
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8:11pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Hyper-injunctions says...

Wow! It's almost as if he's got a film to promote.
Wow! It's almost as if he's got a film to promote. Hyper-injunctions
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