The Netflix Channel 4 adventure drama The End of the F***ing World is being filmed in Swansea.Filming on the second series of the show centred on the Rowberry Fashion store in Port Tennant on Tuesday with security and crews all on site from 7am until 5pm.Show star Jessica Barden, 26, who takes on the lead character of Alyssa, happily greeted onlookers as shooting took place.June Jones, who owns Rowberry, said she had to shut off the bridal section for the day for the filming.She said: “All the people going past were asking if they could be extras.
It may only be small, but Wales has always punched above its weight in Hollywood . So here’s our list of the 50 best Welsh films through the ages – some you may have forgotten, some you may never have heard of and others you’ve watched more times than you can remember.
The titles on the list were either shot here, set here, written and/or directed by a Welsh person or starred a famous Welsh actor.
Source WALES ONLINE: The 50 greatest Welsh films of all time – Wales Online
In 2009, Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon teamed up with Sir Tom Jones for the Comic Relief Red Nose Day charity single – (Barry) Islands in the Stream.
Gavin and Stacey stars Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon team up with Sir Tom Jones and Robin Gibb for this special charity single release for Red Nose Day.
Support Comic Relief and Red Nose Day by buying the track from i-tunes and all good music retailers across the country
Jeremy Vine has been accused of ‘insulting’ the Welsh after a listener suggested people in Wales should speak English instead of their mother tongue.
Earlier this year the BBC star interviewed a man from Pontypridd in South Wales who said: ‘I don’t want to speak [Welsh], it’s a horrible language.
“My first memory is being allowed to walk to the shop on my own. I was quite young, but I remember being proud my parents trusted me to do things for them, to pop out and get things they needed. I was lucky with family really. I had a big brother and sister. They had loads of records and guitars in the house.I formed my first band aged six. My parents took me to gigs when I was very young. I remember them taking me to see the Welsh language folk band Ac Eraill in 1974. I was four. By the time I was six, I was fully committed to a life in music.Welsh identity has always been important to me. I grew up in a Welsh-speaking community in a quarry town in Gwynedd in north Wales. I was taught everything in Welsh at school and all my friends and family spoke Welsh. There’s a big Welsh language pop culture, which is particularly politicised because of the precarious nature of the numbers who speak the language. I became very engaged with it politically. I went on rallies continually…” [ . . . ]
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