Posted by: Sian Musgrave | June 22, 2011

Rhossili – Star of the screen!

Well its not every night I get to don a posh frock and mingle with the stars of stage and screen!  I had been invited to the screening of the new Torchwood series Miracle Day at the Brangwyn, as a thank you for helping out with locations – namely Rhossili and the Old Rectory.

It started with a reception, then we watched episode 1 of  the new series of 10, in which Rhossili beach and the Old Rectory were definitely the stars!  We’re not supposed to tell anyone what the story is about, but I can reveal that its a ‘Must watch’ – I don’t have a TV but I was riveted!

It was brilliant to see how the whole thing came together after experiencing the (what often looked like chaotic and were definitely freezing cold) crew and actors on location in January.  The dramatic helicopter scenes where the Rectory is blown up, and the chase along the beach were just incredible to watch on the screen.  The humour of Swansea writer Russell T Davies, wonderfully evoked by the cast, was evident the whole way through.

What made the evening though, was the way the local cast and writers sat and talked about how it had been for them to have been involved in making this series, both in Wales and in Los Angeles.  One thing that shone through was the place that Rhossili had in everyone’s hearts as somewhere incredibly special, and how amazing it had been to be allowed to film there.

Well – when they asked – what could we say! Who could pass up a chance of a visit from Eve Myles, John Barrowman, Cai Owen and co? And it was lovely to meet them (John coudn’t make it, but Bill Pullman was there) in the flesh last night and hear them singing Rhossili’s praises.

A night to remember that’s for sure! Oh and Eve……. don’t forget you promised to come to our next years Midsummer skinny dip!! I have witnesses!!

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