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Film fans keen to spot Demi
Demi Moore (picture Daily Post)
Demi Moore was on the back of a horse for some scenes
Day-trippers and cinema fans on Anglesey have been trying to catch a glimpse of Hollywood star Demi Moore as she shoots her new film.

Around 100 fans turned up on Friday to watch the action in the psychological romantic thriller Half Light at Ynys Llanddwyn.

Ms Moore is the latest international star to film in Wales.

Half Light is being filmed in and around Newborough, and will take about eight weeks to make.

Despite some criticisms about changes made to the island's landscape for the film, residents say they are excited about the latest Hollywood invasion of the island.

Ynys Llanddwyn is popular for its peninsula of sandy beaches. It has a 13th Century church dedicated to the Welsh patron saint of lovers, Santes Dwynwen.

Demi Moore (picture Daily Post)
Filing on Anglesey is scheduled to last for eight weeks

"They are filming at the lighthouse and about half of it is painted in terracotta," said Newborough resident Wendy Hughes, who was watching on Friday.

"The filming is very interesting - I have been coming here every day since they started.

"The crew are very friendly. We saw her (Demi Moore) last week, she was just walking past, she had been rehearsing on the island."

Mrs Hughes said: "To be honest I wouldn't have recognised her, I'm not a film buff, she had a pair of sunglasses on."

Excitement

Mrs Hughes said she visited the set because it was a novelty on the island.

"Hopefully for us, it will put us on the map," she said.

"I know they are using the local library - it's great they are using one of the resources here.

"There is a lot of excitement locally," she added.

Gwenfron Griffiths, another Newborough resident, said: "I went there last week to watch them put the sets up.

"They were putting something in a little cottage. They have done up the lighthouse and made it look like stone.

"The bigger lighthouse of the two is painted a dark red, like a blood-red."

"I don't know why some people are complaining - nature has a way of restoring everything back again anyway."

The filming of the thriller, also starring rising British actor Hans Matheson, is the latest in a long line of productions in Wales.

Recent films include Tomb Raider 2 - with Angelina Jolie - and parts of King Arthur with Ioan Gruffudd.

Richard Coombs, of the North Wales Film Commission, said: "We also have James Nesbitt filming in Rhyl and other parts of Wales for a one-off comedy for ITV."

He said numerous film companies had travelled to Wales to make use of its scenery. They were also making use of the commission's database, which holds details of thousands of production staff and facilities providers.




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