Sherlock Holmes Feature film from the streets of Caernarfon
Last September a few streets in Caernarfon were dressed as
the early 1900's to film the feature length Sherlock Holmes.Quite a few local actors from the Clic Agency
took part in the filming including William Huw as Inspector LeStrade, Dylan
Jones as Grolton, Simon Lloyd-Roberts (as a Buckingham Palace Soldier), Iago
McGuire (Lees), Neill Scullard as Captain of the Guards and Katie Thomas as a
lady of the night!Also from the Clic
Agency – Rachael Evelyn travelled from Yorkshire to Caernarfon to play the part of Miss Hudson.Numerous supporting artistes also had smaller parts, some with a few
lines, where they had great fun running away from pretend monsters that were
trying to attack them.These were all
local as well and included Tara Lee, Rachel Williams, Karl Bohana, Natasha
Pritchard, Rob Pritchard, Perl Williams, Alison Povey, Terry and Sandra
Jackson, Cheryl Williams, Osian Williams, Gwion Williams, Denis Jones, Dylan
and Iwan Pritchard.Dilwyn Parry Jones
had to lay still for around an hour as he was dressed as a corpse of an old
fisherman!!Neil Williams from
Caernarfon played a traumatised Midshipman Phineas Stiles after seeing his HMS crew being attacked
by sea monsters.
Some local crew also had great experience as they helped out
in various departments to include Cel Jones, Dewi Williams, Andrew Griffiths,
Mark Humphreys and Dilwyn ParryJones.Some filming also took
part at the Faenol Estate, the Welsh Slate Museum,
the Dinorwig Quarry Hospital and Gwydir Castle as well as Church Island in Menai Bridge.
Ben Syder, originally from Prestatyn, played the famous
sleuth Sherlock, with Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto from Torchwood) played his
friend and chronicler Dr. Watson.Dominic Keating (Heroes) plays the nemesis Spring-Heeled Jack that starts
a monster attack on the City of London.
Sherlock and Watson track down the criminal
before he takes over the world.
The film has received very good reviews to include this one
“Easily one of their better films filled with action, adventure,
fantasy and humor. If you enjoy Sherlock Holmes I suggest giving this one a
shot. The Asylum seems to just get better and better with their effects and the
story here is a perfect match as well. The DVD comes with a "Making of
Featurette" which gives you a good look at behind the scenes”
You can order a copy of the DVD from Asylum website today but it will only be available in the UK from the end of March.
To be the first to own one, you can win an NTSC copy (American copy which will play on Multi Regional
DVD players, Playstation or Personal Computer).
The UK version of the DVD will be out in March and available through the Asylum website.
Helen Pritchard who runs Clic Agency would like to thank the following establishemnts during the filming.For providing us with great food whilst on locationu - The Crown, Caernarfon, Pete's
Eats - Llanberis, Harp Hotel in Llandwrog, Arman - Llanwnda, Tafarn Ty Gwyn,
Llanfair PG and Jade Village in Menai Bridge