Redbrook from Offa's Dyke Path


Also filmed in The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Outlaw (2007)

Produced by: Pathe Productions
Starring: Danny Dyer, Sean Bean, Rupert Friend

Action movie Outlaw follows a group of people who feel betrayed by their government and police force and form an outlaw-posse in order to fight for what they believe is right.

The film is set in Britain in 2006. Sean Bean plays a soldier who returns home from duty to find that the country for which he has been fighting has become a war zone itself thanks to rampant crime. He joins forces with likeminded people to take on the evil that threatens to take over his home.

This action movie was filmed in many locations within the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley including Lydney, Cardiff, Bream, Coleford and Gloucester.

View the film’s trailer here and catch a glimpse of the locations above.

Arthur’s Dyke (2001)

Produced by: Evolution Films
Starring: Pauline Quirke, Rebecca Lacey, Robert Daws

The film of Arthur’s Dyke follows the adventure of three men going on the longest walk of their lives as they attempt to recreate their conquest of the Offa’s Dyke Path 20 years earlier.

Chepstow provided a back drop to this comedy in 2001 as well as a number of businesses in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Many locals also were able to take part in the filming as extras.

Just Visiting (2001)

Produced by: Hollywood Pictures
Starring: Jean Reno

In 2001, Hollywood remade a hugely popular French comedy blockbuster movie entitled Les Visiteurs. The American version was entitled Just Visiting. The story centres on a medieval knight who accidentally time travels to the 21st century thanks to the efforts of an incompetent wizard.

The medieval knight finds himself contending with 21st century life. However, before this turn of events we see the knight in the splendid surroundings of forests and castles and the film’s opening woodland scenes were filmed on location at Lydney Park Gardens.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Produced by: Paramount Pictures
Starring: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones

Set predominantly during World War II, the film tells the story of Steve Rogers, a sickly man from Brooklyn who is transformed into super-soldier Captain America,after taking a dose of a secret super serum, to aid in the war effort. Being a superhero comes at a price when his main objective is to fight crime. 

The Hollywood production was filmed in various places in the UK including an ex-Royal Naval Propellant Factory in Caerwent, Wales.


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