In this post I will be focusing on “Portmeirion” by Matt Holland.
Wales is full of little literary gems as it’s not just full of writers, but often used in TV and film.
Pembrokeshire beach is not unfamiliar to camera crews and was famously used in the penultimate adaptation Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One when the trio manage to apparate to safety to the coast while on their mission to destroy Voldermort’s horcruxes. Despite Shell Cottage being situated in Cornwall in the books, the filmmakers decided to construct a small residence on the dunes of Freshwater West to be used as the location for the film. The popular BBC TV show Sherlock based off characters from Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories about the great detective, is also partly filmed in Cardiff. Writers and directors for the show said it was “economically viable” to use Cardiff because there are parts of the city that closely resemble London.
The 1856 film adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick was partly filmed in the coastal town of Fishguard, Pembrokeshire. The film starred Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab. The 2007 adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel Stardust featuring Robert De Niro had a scene filmed in the Brecon Beacons. Yvaine and Tristan walk through the beautiful National Park on the hills above Llyn Fan Fach.