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Pembrokeshire proves main attraction for Hollywood again

Pembrokeshire proves main attraction for Hollywood again

Marloes Sands

Pembrokeshire's dramatic coastline has once more been transformed into a set for a Hollywood blockbuster.


Scenes for Snow White and the Huntsman, directed by Rupert Sanders, are this week being shot on Marloes Sands, with construction of the film set recently completed.


Kristen Stewart, who shot to fame playing Bella Swan in the vampire-themed Twilight saga, stars in the lead role of Snow White.


She has been spotted wearing knights' armour as she rode horseback on the spectacular beach.


The actress’ stunt double has sparked a few false sightings in recent days, while it’s believed Stewart has actually been flying into Pembrokeshire from London each day by helicopter.


Film-makers Universal Pictures remain tightlipped about the filming schedule for Snow White and the Huntsman, but a cavalry of horses was seen galloping towards nearby Gateholm Island and it is understood a castle is to be digitally superimposed into the scene.


Due for release next summer, the film boasts a stellar cast, with Stewart supported by Oscar winner Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Lily Cole, Ray Winstone and Bob Hoskins.


It is described as a twist to the fairy tale, with the Huntsman (Hemsworth) who is ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed, then becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen (Theron).


Susan Jervis, who manages the nearby Broadhaven Youth Hostel, said the area was already bustling with crew members.


“Film students helping with production are staying at the Marloes hostel and we are told that Kristen Stewart has been flying in each day from London,” she said.


“The fact that we have had several film crews here over the years is a major boost and there is no doubt that it brings a fresh interest for visitors, particularly going into the winter months.


“I’m told that filming is to be completed by Friday, but we are sure that it will spark great interest in Marloes Sands and the surrounding area.”


Pembrokeshire’s panoramic views, dramatic coastline and unspoilt sandy beaches have been captured on the silver screen in films throughout the last five decades.


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