Films and tv programmes that have been made in north wales and Snowdonia
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There have been lots of films and TV programmes (and adverts) shot in North Wales. We have a varied landscape and some stunning locations so it’s no wonder really. There are plenty of places where a film crew can get away from the crowds and film undisturbed.
Here are some of the films and TV programmes that have been shot here over the years. Watch the footage, visit the location and see whether you can stand in the same location as your favourite celebrity.
Bollywood Films including Kasam Se and Kyuni Ho Gaya Na Pyar
Filmed at various locations in Snowdonia including Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle + town, Llanberis, Llanfairpwll, Rheola Forest and Snowdonia National Park
Born of Hope
A scattered people, the descendants of storied sea-kings of the ancient West, struggle to survive in a lonely wilderness. Filmed at various locations in Snowdonia
Carry On - Up the Khyber
Filmed on the Watkin Path on Snowdon.
There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film at Electric Mountain Visitor Centre in Llanberis.
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Phillips and Kate Burton. Location Aberdaron on the Llyn Peninsula.
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Clash of the Titans (2009 remake)
A large part of this feature will be filmed in Wales. It is reported that Sam Worthington (of Terminator 4 fame) will be filming in Llanberis, near the Dinorwig power station, over the Summer and no doubt staying in the area.
Final episode shot at Portmeirion North Wales Movie Map
Coming Down The Mountain
Filmed on the mountains in Snowdonia
BBC New Nation series. The actor Mayur Verma, or more famously known as Raj in Bollywood circles, has moved his family to Dolgellau. The programme tells how he enrolled local people to take part in a Bollywood production in Dolgellau and also about his love of Fairbourne (where his wife owns a restaurant) and Dolgellau plus his ambition to be an ambassador for the region. See details of Cafe Indiana, his wife's restaurant on our Places to Eat page.
Dragonslayer - starring Ralph Richardson and Caitlin Clark
Episodes "View From The Villa", "Find and Return", "The Honeymooners", "The Journey Ends Halfway", "Bury The Dead" and "Under The Lake" feature Portmeirion. Other episodes feature Capel Curig, The Fairy Glen, Llyn Gwynant and Trawsfynnydd Power Station,
Portmeirion was used as the location in 'The Masque of Mandragora'. The episode "The Abominable Snowman" was filmed in Snowdonia.
Blaenau Ffestiniog was used in the filming of "The Five Doctors"
Episode showing Dot Cotton's life as an evacuee in Dolgellau. 2003
Filmed around the Harlech area
Shot largely in Snowdonia. Camelot was built at the edge of Trawsfynydd Lake. Some scenes were filmed in the hills around Blaenau Ffestiniog north of Trawsfynydd. Also filmed around the Mawddach estuary, Llanfair slate caverns, and Black Rock Sands
Set and filmed in Blaenau Ffestiniog, this film tells the storm of an art curator sent to Wales to oversee the safe storage of a priceless art collection under a mountain after a flood in the National Gallery. Love story. This film appears to have only been screened once and has now disappeared.
From Russia With Love
Filmed around Snowdonia
Frontier - 60s TV show about soldiers in India in 1880s
Most external shots filmed in Snowdonia
A 2001 film starring Ioan Gruffudd. Filmed in Barmouth
The Oscar nominated film about the life of 'Hedd Wyn' (Elis Evans) a poet killed in the First World War who was born and raised in the peaceful Snowdonia countryside near Trawsfynydd. There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film outside of Llys Ednowain Hostel, our accommodation in Trawsfynydd.
t was filmed at Sychnant Pass in Conwy, which winds through much of north Snowdonia.
Inn of the Sixth Happiness
Filmed around Beddgelert and Capel Curig using children from Liverpool's Chinese community
There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film in Beddgelert
Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur
A 2016 film starring Jude Law and Charlie Hunnam with director Guy Ritchie. Filmed around Capel Curig, Nant Gwynant and Pen y Gwryd..
Life & Times of David Lloyd George
This highly acclaimed TV series starring Philip Madoc was filmed in and around the countryside surrounding Lloyd George's home at Llanystumdwy neawr Criccieth. There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film outside of Lloyd George's home at Llanstumdwy
Filmed at Talsarnnau, Ffestiniog and Black Rock Sands
Filmed around Llanberis, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Capel Curig, Ynys Môn, Betws Garmon
Merlin & The War of the Dragons
Filmed in various locations around Snowdonia
The episode "Death and Dust" was filmed around Beddgelert
Mortal Combat 2
Filmed around Dinorwig Quarry and Parys Mountain
Visit Maes Artro at Llanbedr to see where the 10th live show was filmed. The show that was blown away!!! Unfortunately the Maes Artro Museum has now close to the public.
Oh, Mr. Porter
Parts of this file where filmed on Barmouth Bridge
One Hour To Zero
Parts of this film where filmed at Trawsfynnydd power station
Filmed around Penrhyn Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Capel Curig, Beaumaris, Beddgelert, Cwm Ogwen and Gwrych Castle (near Abergele)
Filmed at Betwys y Coed
A 1981 film starring Edward Woodward was filmed around Llanberis and on the summit of Snowdon
The Black Cauldron
Llechwedd Slate Caverns used as the set of this Disney classic. At the time of release (1985) this was the most expensive animated film to be make.
The Colour of Magic
TV adaptation of the first 2 Discworld novels. Includes several scenes from various locations on Anglesey and in Snowdonia.
This Netflix original drama charts the life of Elizabeth II. During November 2018 the series was being filmed in Caernarfon. Probably the sequence for Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales investiture there in 1967. We'll have to watch and see.
Filmed on Snowdon and at Penmon on Anglesey
The Ghost Train
Original 1941 version starring Arthur Askey, filmed in locations including Fairbourne railway station and Barmouth bridge.
The Green Helmet
Filmed in Snowdonia
Filmed at Llanberis and Llechwedd Slate Caverns.
The Last Train
Filmed around Trawsfynydd and other North Wales locations
The Legend of Tarzan
The production set up camp at the former Dinorwig slate quarry in 2014 - where there are public footpaths for you to follow in the King of Jungle's footsteps. You might want to wear a top, though, and a waterproof jacket.
The Most Dangerous Man in the World - starring Gregory Peck
Filmed around Cwm Ogwen
The episode "Death in the Family" was filmed in the Llanberis Pass and other North Wales locations
The Phantom Light
A lighthouse keeper has been murdered in mysterious circumstances and, during the ensuing investigation a Phantom Light keeps appearing at the scene of his death. Filmed around Ffestiniog Railway and other North Wales locations.
Patrick McGoohan is a prisoner in a strange world where people are numbers not names. The magnificent village of Portmeirion is as much a star as the actors. There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film outside of The Prisoner Shop in Portmeirion
The Red Beret
Filmed near Trawsfynydd
The Secret Garden
A 2018 adaptation with Colin Firth and Julie Walters being filmed on location in Bodnant Gardens between Llanwrst and Glan Conwy.
The World Is Not Enough
Snowdonia National Park
Tomb Raider 2, Lara Croft and the Cradle of Life
The main locations were Nant Gwynant and Llyn Gwynant near Beddgelert. Other scenes were filmed at Pen Y Pass, Moel Siabod, Fynnon Llugwy and the Alexandra Slate Quarry near Carmel where a 100ft drop down a cliff was filmed. A motorbike race was filmed and along and near a "Great Wall of China" which was filmed at Pen y Pass with the wall being created using CGI. Originally many of these scenes were meant to be filmed in China but the authorities refused permission. There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film at Seiont Manor Hotel, Llanrug near Caernarfon
Filmed at Portmeirion
An episode of this programme was filmed on the Talyllyn Railway.
Who Dares Wins
Filmed around Snowdonia
Filmed near Llanberis
Y Chwarelwr (The Quarrymen)
This was the first film made in the Welsh language and tells the story of slate mining families around Blaenau Ffestiniog. There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film in Llechwedd Visitor Centre