A film shot partly in Pembrokeshire is to feature in this year’s London Film Festival.
“Their Finest”, directed by Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig (An Education, The Riot Club) is a period romantic comedy about a group of filmmakers struggling to make an inspirational film to boost morale during the Blitz in World War II. It is based on the 2009 novel “Their Finest Hour and a Half” by Lissa Evans.
With a stella British cast including Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E Grant, Jeremy Irons, Rachael Stirling and Helen McCrory, the film was screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
Scenes were shot in and around Cresselly and Cresswell Quay in Pembrokeshire with “The Cresselly Arms” playing a starring role.
Pembrokeshire has played host to numerous film crews over recent years with blockbuster such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood being filmed at Freshwater West; Snow White and the Huntsman at Marloes, Me Before You and Bad Education in Pembroke to name but a few. It is continuing a long tradition of filming in the county; Moby Dick starring Gregory Peck ;The Lion in Winter starring Peter O’Toole; Under Milk Wood, starring Richard Burton & the Monty Python film, Jabberwocky, were just a few of the movies filmed here in the 1950s, ‘60s & ‘70s.
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