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  • King Arthur (2004)
    Starring
    :- Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Keira Knightly, Ioan Gruffydd
    Set around 400AD Arthur has to carry out one last dangerous task before he is set free after many years forced military service for the Roman Army
    Location: LLandeusant
     
  • Kyun! Ho Gaya Na Pyaar (2004)
    Starring:-
    Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwaya Rai, Om Puri
    A fun Bollywood rom-com about a woman who, following a broken romance decides to marry her childhood sweetheart.
    Locations: Dolbadarn Castle, LLanberis
     
  • Happy Now (2001)
    Starring:-
    Ioan Gruffydd, Susan Lynch, Om Puri, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
    A dark thriller in which 2 men are haunted by the arrival of a woman who could be the same girl these men had buried 14 years before.
    Locations: Barmouth, Blanau FFestiniog
     
  • Very Annie Mary (2001)
    Starring:-
    Rachel Griffith, Jonathan Pryce, Kenneth Griffith, Ruth Madoc, Ioan Gruffydd, Matthew Rhys
    Descibed as a quirky comedy it follows the life of Annie Mary who is forced to care for her father disabled by Stroke. Despite all this turns her life around through singing.
    Locations: Bridgend, Newbridge
     
  • Human Traffic (1999)
    Starring:-
    John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Danny Dyer, Howard Marks
    The film follows the lives and loves of 5 young men and women as they try and make sense of their world through the Cardiff club and drug scene.
    Locations: Cardiff City Centre
     
  • Solomon A Gaenor (1998)
    Starring:-
    Ioan Gruffydd, Nia Roberts, Maureen Lipman
    A BAFTA winning film about an young Orthodox Jewish man who falls in love with a local girl from an anti-semitic family and the tragic events that follow when she becomes pregnant by him. Filmed in Welsh, English and Yiddish.
    Locations: Cardiff, Ogmore Vale, LLwynypia, Clydach vale
  • House Of America (1997)
    Starring:- Siân Phillips, Steven Mackintosh, Matthew Rhys
    Set in an economically depressed village in South West Wales it charts the lives of two brothers as their family slides out of control amidst poverty, drink and drugs.
    Location: Banwen, Neath Port Talbot
  • Twin Town (1997)
    Starring:-
    LLŷr and Rhys Ifans, Dorien Thomas
    A black comedy about 2 dysfunctional brothers who live a life of drugs and crime and their revenge on a wealthy club owner who fails to compensate their father who is injured whilst working in the club.
    Locations: Llewellyn Street Neath, Swansea, Baglan
  • First Knight (1995)
    Starring:-
    Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond
    Set way back in Arthurian Britain this is the story of the love triangle between Guinevere, Lancelot and King Arthur
    Locations: Harlech, Blanau FFestiniog, Trawsfynydd



     
 
 
  • Hedd Wyn (1992)
    Starring:-
    Huw Garmon, Catrin Fychan, Ceri Cunnington
    This Welsh language film was Oscar nominated and tells the harrowing tale of Poet Hedd Wyn who was killed in the trenches of World War 1 just before he was awarded Wales most prestigious poetry prize at the Eisteddfod.
    Location: Trawsfynydd
     
  • On The Black Hill (1987)
    Starring:-
    Bob Peck, Gemma Jones
    An independent film based on the well respected n ovel by Bruce Chatwin charting 80 years in the lives of a rural border country family as the try and survive life on their remote farm.
    Locations: The Black Mountains, Hay on Wye, Crickhowell, Sennybridge
     
  • Under Milk Wood (1971)
    Starring:-
    Richard Burton, Liz Taylor, Peter O’Toole
    A film of Dylan Thomas’ classic poetic tale of a day in the life of a small Welsh fishing village called buggerall (! – read it backwards)
    Location: Lower Town Fishguard
     
  • Carry On Up The Khyber (1968)
    Starring:-
    Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Angela Douglas
    Thought by many to be the best in the Carry On series this comedy follows the fight between the 3rd Foot and Mouth regiment against the Burpa tribe during the Afghan Wars.
    Location: The Watkin Path, Mount Snowdon
     
  • Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
    Starring:-
    Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn
    A true epic film about TE Lawrence who built a formidable reputation in Arabia during World War 1 as a guerrilla army leader and his subsequent life in British Intelligence right up to his sudden death in a biking accident.
    Location: Merthyr Mawr near Bridgend
     
  • Inn Of The Sixth Happiness (1958)
    Starring:-
    Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jürgens, Robert Donat, Bert Kwouk
    This film follows the true story of missionary Gladys Aylward who led 94 Chinese orphans to safety following the Japanese invasion of China in 1938.
    Location: Nantmor and the hills around Beddgelert
  • The Black Knight (1954)
    Starring: -
    Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina
    As a blacksmith John can't hope to win the hand of Linet, daughter of the Earl of Yeonil. Off he goes to prove himself a noble knight. He makes himself a suit of armor with a winged chicken helmet and runs around fighting for King Arthur as the Black Knight.
    Location: Castell Coch
     
  • How Green Was My Valley (1941)
    Starring:-
    Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O’Hara, Roddy McDowell
    The story of the memories of an older man reminiscing of his life as a young boy and the stresses that a strike at the local coal mine has on his family.
    Location: Although filmed in Hollywood it is based on life in the Rhondda Valley

     
 

 

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