Monday, June 06, 2011

Well worth crowing about... a little piece of Hollywood magic in heart of Scotland

A replica medieval fort under construction in the heart of Scotland could be set to kick-start the country's film industry. Duncarron Fort in Stirlingshire has been earmarked as a location for a planned biopic of Columba, the "warrior-saint" who brought Christianity to Scotland.

Gladiator actor Russell Crowe, who visited the site yesterday, said he would promote it in Hollywood, adding: "This has definitely got film set written all over it."

Click here to read this article from The Scotsman

Russell Crowe returns to ‘medieval’ Scottish roots

He made his name playing period roles such as Robin Hood and gladiator Maximus but yesterday Hollywood actor Russell Crowe evoked the spirit of a Scots clan chief as he climbed to the summit of a medieval fortified village to pose for pictures and revealed his Scots lineage.

Standing atop the mound of the Duncarron village and gazing down the Carron Valley, the New-Zealand born actor appeared pleased with all he surveyed, admitting the surrounding sheep-filled fields reminded him of his birthplace.

Click here to read this article from The Herald