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24 March 2015

Lights, camera, action – Wales

A year on from when the opening of Pinewood Studios Wales was announced, last week came the news that the studio will film a remake of the cult movie The Crow.

The original movie in 1994, starring the late Brandon Lee, is based on a comic book story and has a huge cult following. Ahead of the remake, Pinewood Studios Wales will be filming a historical drama for the US cable channel FX.

Location, location, location

Wales is becoming an increasingly popular film location. The variety of landscapes and the local expertise available result in Wales being chosen time and time again. Wales has featured as a backdrop in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman. Popular TV series including Sherlock and Doctor Who are filmed in Wales.

Many people like to see where the films and TV shows were made.

Head to south east Wales to see many of the locations featured in Doctor Who and Sherlock. Caerphilly and Cardiff Castle have featured in Doctor Who. The National Museum Cardiff has featured in Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Take a stroll along Freshwater WestPembrokeshire, the beach featured in the battle sequence in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood.

Visit Dyffryn Gardens, where scenes from Doctor Who included in episodes such asThe Forest of the Dead and The Eternity Trap were filmed.

The Batcave featured in The Dark Knight Rises was filmed in Henrhyd Falls, Brecon Beacons and there are plans underway to make more accessible.

King Arthur: Knights of the Round Table is being filmed in Snowdonia.

WOW film festival

It’s not all about films made in Wales, we love watching all sorts of films too. The Wales One World WOW International film festival began on Friday (20 March 2015), with films from countries across the globe being shown in Cardiff and Aberystwyth during the next two months.