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11 August 2011 @ 10:53 am
Warwick Castle and Merlin Filming in the Forest of Dean  
Just a few pics below. These are my good ones from Colin at the Warwick Castle 'Meet the Cast' fiasco, and a few bonus shots from yesterday afternoon. I was at the Amazing Maze and had mentioned I was doing a Merlin locations tour, when a family told me that they were actually shooting not more then two or three miles away up at a place called Biblins near a youth camp. I immediately went and got the car to try and find it - base camp was easy to spot, and also the orange 'M's as seen below :) Eventually, after a bit of judicious following of the quad bike they were using to tow stuff to the filming site I eventually found them near to the caves called 'King Arthur's Seat'. Very appropriate :) They were nearly done for the day, sadly, and were moving on today or I'd have gone back. Still, any new shots are good right? There's no spoilers except of costumes by the way, as it was second unit stuff with stunt guys dressed as main cast. There is a stunt Gwen but also one more girl who could be anyone. They were riding up and down two different bits at speed.

But even though no main cast, what a lovely and unexpected addition to my holiday!

mrsbradleyjamesmrsbradleyj on August 11th, 2011 10:49 am (UTC)
thanks for these pictures, I went Warwick as well, these pictures are great :)
Valderysvalderys on August 11th, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
Brilliant! I'm glad you enjoyed! It's just a shame their 'event' wasn't better organised...
mean_merl: drama colinmean_merl on August 11th, 2011 10:57 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing these photos. For some reason I particularly like the one with the stand-in being served snacks (?) while on his horse. :) May we link to some of your photos via thumbnails as well as link to this post at merlin_network? And if so, would it be okay if we tweeted a link to a comm post that contains links to your LJ?
Valderysvalderys on August 11th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
Yep, they had a snack break! There was sandwiches, cake and fruit - which is apparently all you can expect on a BBC budget according to Mark Sheppard at LFCC :)

Feel free to link as you want to, as long as credit is provided (as I'm certain it woud be) merlin_network is always welcome to link to my stuff.
mean_merl: drama colinmean_merl on August 12th, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. :D
archaeologist_d: Merlin Gwaine laughingarchaeologist_d on August 11th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, those are great. See, I love talking about Merlin because sometimes you get info on where they are filming.
Valderysvalderys on August 11th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
I obviously wish it could have been main cast, but I can hardly complain, at least I got something! Yay!
archaeologist_d: Merlin pierrefondsarchaeologist_d on August 11th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
I know but sometimes seeing the stunt doubles are just as much fun. :D
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Valderysvalderys on August 11th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
Hello again! I've just gone and had a look at yours too - they've come out great! I've just friended you, I hope that's ok!
prochytesprochytes on August 11th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
It is nice to hear that there was such an unexpected addition to your holiday.
kinda into that Colin Morgan guyrodneyscat on August 11th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
The Warwick event may have been badly organized but it sure resulted in a bunch of delicious pictures I must say! Thanks for sharing; I especially love Colin's crinkly nose grin in the first one and that profile shot <3
Malkmr_malk on August 12th, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
Wherefore "Fiasco"?
Is there a worthwhile anecdote in there?
Tlantitlanti on August 22nd, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
Hello :) Great to see you at the pub on Saturday - as discussed, I've friended you! Lovely pics, btw!
Valderys: Merlin - Arthur's guardian angelvalderys on September 1st, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
Yay! Yes, it was lovely to see you, and completely random! Brilliant stuff.