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Offline SteveH

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Re: Films............Daniel Craig's Welsh links
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2021, 10:31:27 am »
Daniel Craig's Welsh links revealed as his last Bond movie, No Time to Die finally hits cinema screens
The Hollywood star's family have North Wales roots

007 actor Daniel Craig maybe regarded as a quintessentially English actor but he very much comes from Welsh stock from both sides of his family.

Although he was born in Chester in 1968 and grew up on the Wirral, he is the son of Carol Williams, an art teacher and Timothy Craig, who later became the landlord of two pubs in Cheshire.

The grandfather of Craig, currently playing 007 for the last time in No Time to Die, was William John Gartland Craig, a grocer and a World War IIlieutenant-colonel who lived in Colwyn Bay.

And Craig’s paternal grandmother, Rosalinde Craig, came from Llandudno, and it's understood they moved to North Wales in the 1930s. Their son Timothy Craig was born in a maternity home in Colwyn Bay. Daniel’s father was brought up in a cottage, in Gronant, near Prestatyn.

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Re: My Favourite films
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2021, 09:01:20 am »
And he's not the first; Timothy Dalton was born in Colwyn Bay.
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.  ― Michel de Montaigne

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Re: My Favourite films
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2021, 10:20:13 am »
15 unforgettable films shot in North Wales throughout the years
North Wales has welcomed stars such as Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore and Colin Firth

We all know North Wales is a beautiful part of the world - so it's no surprise when major film productions and Hollywood stars are spotted on our shores, towns and cities.

Over the decades, movie crews have headed to North Wales to shoot their latest projects, featuring some of our historic streets, iconic buildings and known tourist attractions.

In the last few years alone, we have welcomed stars such as Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore and Colin Firth and many people caught a glimpse behind the scenes of numerous films before they hit the big screen.

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Re: My Favourite films
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2021, 10:17:05 am »
Ingrid Bergaman ffilming The Inn of the Sixth Happiness in Snowdonia in 1958

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Re: My Favourite films
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2021, 10:07:55 am »
The 12 films we're most excited to see in 2022
From comic book heroes and family favourites to edge-of-seat thrillers and supernatural terrors there's something for everyone coming up

In a twist no Hollywood screenwriter saw coming Covid has changed the way we watch movies.

For the last year or so many of the big new releases have been available to stream at home with the popularity of on-demand rentals rising as the pandemic shut down more and more picture houses across the globe.

But, with lifting restrictions finally allowing cinema to make a come back, here are some of the best films 2022 has to offer – all of which can again be watched on the big screen as their makers intended.

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Re: My Favourite films..............British film studio
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2023, 10:17:51 am »
Forget LA ? it?s British film studios that are in demand

Like it or loathe it, the Barbie movie has been the cinematic blockbuster of the year, taking more than $1.38bn (?1.1bn) at the box office so far.

The film, made with a reported budget of $145m, was produced by the US entertainment giant Warner Bros. But much of it was actually shot in the UK.

Barbie's pink paradise, Barbieland, was designed to look like a toytown California. But the set was built at Warner Bros studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.

The movie is one of a growing number of film and high-end TV projects to be wholly or partially produced in this country.

According to the British Film Institute (BFI), spending on such productions reached a record ?6.27bn last year, with most of that money coming from overseas.

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Re: My Favourite films....The Waverley steamship
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2023, 09:49:08 am »
I watched the film Sherlock Holmes A game of shadows the other night, and noticed a sequence of the Waverley crossing the channel

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Re: Student from Llandudno has his film launched on Amazon Prime
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2023, 09:27:56 am »
Ex-Bangor student from Llandudno has his film launched on Amazon Prime

AN EERIE horror film, directed by a former Bangor student originally from Llandudno, has appeared on Amazon Prime in time for Halloween.

?Shepherd?, by Russell Owen, was Mark Kermode?s film of the week and New York Times? Critics Pick when it hit cinemas last year.

The creepy thriller centres on Eric Black who, haunted by the mysterious death of his wife, chooses a life of isolation on a remote Scottish island.

After taking a job looking after 600 sheep, Eric (played by Tom Hughes) meets a vengeful supernatural force and fears he is losing his mind as his nightmarish hallucinations intensify.

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Re: My Favourite films
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2024, 09:46:27 am »
A SHORT film shot in Llandudno last year has celebrated hitting screens for the first time.

Sharks in Colwyn Bay was written and directed by Welsh-English filmmaker Jonny Williams between May 16 and 20, 2023, and premiered at the BFI Southbank cinema in London on January 25.

The short film was shot at both the West Shore Beach Caf?, on Dale Road, and The Mediterranean Restaurant, on Mostyn Street.

In the film, na?ve Welshman Dick (Michael Christopher) runs a struggling Spanish caf? on the coast of North Wales.

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Re: Cinema customer fined car park....Llandudno Junction
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2024, 09:55:32 am »
A cinema-goer was left fuming after being slapped with a parking fine after watching the sequel to Dune at a North Wales Cineworld. The customer, who watched "Dune: Part Two" at the Llandudno Junction branch on Saturday, was fined for parking just over three hours.

This comes after new parking charges were introduced at the cinema's car park, sparking a heated debate. Cineworld has said customers can extend their parking time.

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