King Arthur


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Produced by: Safehouse Pictures
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Katie McGrath

This blockbuster, from writer/director/producer Guy Ritchie, and starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law, has been filmed at iconic locations in the epic British landscape including the Forest of Dean in the retelling the story of King Arthur.

Young Arthur, unaware of his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur, is Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence. Joining the rebellion, Arthur and a shadowy young woman named Guinevere, must learn to understand the magic weapon, deal with his demons and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king.

King Arthur’s cave as seen in the film was filmed at the prehistoric cave standing in the shadow of Great Doward. Protected sorbus trees hang over the cave entrance. The cave is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and it rises about twenty five feet high and its entrance is large enough for a man on horseback to ridden in and out of. Between Biblins and Monmouth, on the pathway along the riverside, is undulating ground within the trees, behind which looms a massive wall of carboniferous limestone rock. This setting is used in King Arthur for a council scene. Hart’s-tongue fern prettifies the slightly stark scene.


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