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Russell Crowe Rides Onto 'Robin Hood' Set

Russell Crowe Rides Onto 'Robin Hood' Set

Russell Crowe and costar Kevin Durand (pictured below) shoot new scenes for the much-anticiapted movie, Robin Hood on Tuesday (June 16) in Wales, which borders England.

The Ridley Scott-directed blockbuster, which also stars Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian, has taken over much of a Pembrokeshire beach with a cast and crew of over 800, plus 130 horses.

Robin Hood is set to be completed by August for a wide release in 2010.

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  • Jem

    Thank you Jared for correcting your mistake! Please make sure it doesn’t happen again!

    From a very frustrated welsh girl.

  • Liz

    As if some puny 20 year old could EVER carry a movie like Robin Hood …!!
    There was a huge hole in the middle of Kingdom of Heaven, and its name was Orlando Bloom. A casting disaster probably imposed on Ridley Scott by the studio to appeal to the under 25′s.
    Why should every blockbuster cater to THEM ? The best Robin Hood movie made to date featured an ageing Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn. Robin didn’t die in his 20′s, you know.
    And if you can see “fat” on Crowe you need glasses.

  • jaye

    oi ve @ 06/16/2009 at 1:28 pm

    @jaye: Obiviously you haven’t done your research and your only reason for posting is to diss Russell Crowe. The full spectrum of the story is the ‘life of Robin Hood’ from young boy to adulthood.
    I said what I meant. This is a blog and thankfully, I don’t need your pre-approval to say whatever I please. If you like Russel Crowe then bravo for you, but that doesn’t mean EVERYONE likes him. But as it turns out, I do like him as an actor. I think A Beautiful Mind was one of his best movies. I don’t care if he’s playing Robin Hood in his OLDER years, he’s hardly the Robin Hood type. I guess these days he has to take whatever is offered him, but he should have passed on this one. My only reason for posting is because IN MY OPINION he looks ridiculous in the part. I don’t have to research that. Opinions are like that, you get to say what you feel without being right or wrong, it’s YOUR opinion afterall. Oh, I forgot to mention, I think he’s a humongous Jacka*ss off the screen. Have a nice day. :-)

  • jaye

    Later People. Going to Watch Robin Hood Men in Tights.

  • Dagi

    Why so angry?

    Nobody will be forced to watch the movie.

    I’ll watch it and I’m looking forward to it.

    Russell is a great actor and I’m sure this film will be a good one!
    I love the pictures!

    The eternal mention of that phone throwing incident makes me mad. He’s done it, he appologized, got his punishment. Go on.

    As of his looks, he’s a man, no pretty boy and he lost the weight, which he gained on purpose for another movie.
    So all is well. :-)

    I love to see how he can handle a horse!

    I’m glad the Wales/ England mix-up is sorted by now!

  • Lucas

    @Tru dat: heck no. Robin Hood was a nobleman’s son who spent years away in the Crusades. Orlando is too much the young pup for that role. not to mention that he’d be prettier than Maid Marian, just like he was prettier than Helen of Troy.

  • Francisca Susi

    JARED, muchas gracias for the sneak pics of our new and improved ROBIN HOOD! Woooohooo!! All hail Robin of Locksley, Nottingham… or whatever! Russell looks HOT, HOT, HOT!! He’s back to his Maximus form. Can’t believe I have to wait till next year to see this grand visual of medieval England. Can’t wait, totally excited. :D Bless u, Jared.

    The pairing of Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett is a match made in heaven. They’re my fave Aussie actors in the world. Both are acting powerhouse and will bring dynamite performances on the big screen. Yeah! :D

  • oi vei


    Thank you for the explanation. It was hard to tell what you were saying because it seemed so angry it ‘appeared’ your only goal was to lash out. There are many ways to say something so intent can be read, but for many I bet that wasn’t it. Yes, this is your opinion, and you are free to post what y ou want, but just remembre when appearing agitated it’s hard to ‘read you’ clearly. :p

    In a ‘I know he’s not going to do this’ way, Russell Crowe could play the Queen of England and as miscast as it might seem initially, I think ‘we’ might all forget, once there in the theatre, that we’re looking at RC, since he disappears into the part.

    As for taking what he can get. Ridley Scott, who he has already made four other films with (Gladiator, A Good Year, American Gangster, and Body of Lies) probaby didn’t throw the script to Russell out of pity and I doubt RC took the film out of desperation. He has said ht likss working with Ridley.

    I’d like to say, for me, of his most recent films, his bests come from two different directors for two different films: State of Play and 3:20 to Yuma.

    That is all.

  • oi vei

    LOL. Make that 3:10 to Yuma (Never type in the dark). :p

  • janey maguire

    Ridley Scott is on record as saying that Kingdom of Heaven was developed with Russell and intended that RC took the role. However, Crowe was filming something else and the schedules for them didn’t work out so Ridley made it with Bloom instead. And it must be said that most of the reviews felt that though Bloom was OK he lacked the gravitas that Crowe had brought to Gladiator.
    As for Crowe’s looks….considering Gladiator was shot 10 years ago, and despite not being a ‘pretty boy’ in that movie its indisputable that he had lots of people think he was hot in that …..he doesn’t seem to me to have changed much. He looks good i n a rugged kind of way….and they were rugged times. Besides, he is an actor who can sell the part with his on-screen charisma,.

  • Dave J

    Robin Hood was always classified as being very skinny and not so plump looking like Russel Crowe. Russel Crowe would make a better knight than a person who can swing around ropes. This version of Robin hood may be the more serious version than the light- headed version we are accustomed to seeing.

  • ismail

    @Dave J: Totally agree with you !

    I think that people doesn’t want another disney version of Robin Hood, with another f*cking happy ending !

  • Pammy

    Plump…Russell…NOT. He is very slim and trim now. Remember he is wearing layers of midevil clothing for the part. If you saw him without all that and in regular clothes you would all change your opinion of him being plump, fat, overweight, etc. His physique is perfect for the part and he looks great. He is also a very natural and excellent horseman.
    Oh, and Kevin Durand is in the picture with Russell driving the ATV, he is in the back seat behind Scott Grimes, and I think that is Alan Doyle behind Russell.

  • RG


  • YourGod

    Wow. Can you smell the shallowness among these replies?

    Russell is great. Fuk Orlando.

  • http://- gareth

    the pictures capture a serious and authentic looking picture….

    i hope crowe brings some of his gladiatoral presence to the role…
    hopefully to secure a more adult certifciate would distance the picture from the vibrant costner version…

    also the white horse may suggest this is in fact a dream sequence they are shooting?(backgrounds look biblical)

    i am looking forward to the picture hollywood movies recently have been quite logical and predictable…

    i think the producers have made a good decision as crowe is often unpredictbale in how he approaches certain materials whilst
    the hood legend is always entertaining and to watch…

  • Lhae

    This movie looks way awesome!! I love Russell Crowe, haters to the left please!! I can’t waiiiit!!

  • not a fan any longer

    Oh goodie goodie another film about lack of connection and violence. Mr. Crowe has been hitting one note for so long he has forgotten that acting requires range! Perhaps Mr. Crowe should take some of his paycheck and invest in acting lessons. I surely will not foster his income by seeing him sleep walking through another role, appearing bored, disinterested and not engaged. How many more times can he go to the bank cashing in on the gladiator look? Not a fan any longer.

  • AnnieW

    I was hoping this would be a telling of who the legend really was rather than another semi-fantasy of the legend. I believe that will play to the strong suits of the great Ridley Scott — and just as Crowe brought such multi-dimensional gravitas to Gladiator for Scott, I think he’s going to be the actor made for this approach. As for Cate, I am so looking forward to her portrayal of Maid Marian. Having the two of them playing off each other with Ridley directing has got me very much looking forward to the film for what I’m going to experience in the theater.

    Thanks for the pictures — wonderful costumes! Crowe looks so “real man” in his.

  • Jokergurl

    Well he won’t need a stunt double for the horse riding, the man can ride. This looks really good, and the combination of Crowe and Ridley Scott really works, so looking forward to this one.

  • craig

    Ugh… What happend to the original idea for this movie of Robin Hood being the villian and the Sheriff of Nottingham being the good guy? Could have been an interesting take on a classic story, instead we just get a traditional version. =/

    So much for daring do.

  • http://N/A Poppyflower

    For all you folks who are complaining that the above text says “Wales, England” and how they are saying Wales is in England. I suggest you read the text again. It says “in Wales, which borders England”. Well, Wales does border England.

  • jeff g.

    sure crowe is too old if they are reteling the primary story, but what about cate? they’re both excellent actors and appealing but to old. was it old maid marian?
    maybe its the later years like connery and hepburn in robin and marian?

  • Richie

    Kevin Durand must be the name of the horse!!

  • Vestes de Cuisine

    He is soooooooo SEXY!!!!!!!

  • reader

    To all of you yelling “Wales is not part of England”, please take the time to actually read the article. The sentence says, ‘ … in Wales, which borders England.’ The writer never inferred that Wales was part of England, merely that it bordered England. Please read before you comment.

  • Ryan

    Russell Crowe doesn’t play Robin Hood. He plays the Sheriff of Nottingham in this.

  • Bryony

    I live in pembrokeshire, WALES and Russell Crowe, Kevin Durand and some other main cast members came into the cafe where I work today! :D Had a picture with them all!
    My claim to fame is making Russell Crowes cheese on toast and coffee! haha

  • Niki


    “Wales, which borders England.”

    Don’t you guys know what the word ‘borders’ means? He isn’t saying it’s in England, he’s saying it’s next to England…………… I don’t know if that’s correct, because it would be too much effort to look up a map, but at the very least, he is NOT saying it is in England.

  • john

    the text does say Wales, which borders England which is correct !

  • john

    the text does say Wales, which borders England which is correct !

  • Nathan`

    Wow. Definately will be a flop. no doubt

  • Alejandra

    Thanks for the photos. I like Crowe but as a fan of Matthew Macfadyen I would like to see photos of him, he’s the Sheriff of Nottingham, I’m waiting for those photos.

  • Angie

    Isn’t Russell Crowe playing the Sherriff of Nottingham?

  • Daniella

    If Cate Blanchett is in it, I’m there. I could watch her read the phonebook all day long, she’s such an amazing actress! Looking forward to this.

  • Sean

    Nice to see Kevin Durand getting a well deserved role. He’s one of the hardest working guys I know, and a proud Canadian.
    As a supporting actor I know he won’t disapoint.

  • Ralph Spoilsport

    They have whales in UK England? Well, no one can deny that Welsh makes great jelly! It’s as good as Smuckers . And I don’t understand all the fuss about crows being in a Robin Hood? There are crows in England and lots of other places in Canada. Robins too! And helloooo… there are lots more than four other countries, mr. man! Lets face it, cinematographically fantastically Russel Scott created pure art directing Transformers II. Whales should be no problem!

  • Matt

    Not to get overly picky, but there is only one ‘country’, Great Britain, neither England, Wales or Scotland are recognised as separate countries in that regard although some nationalistic types feel they should be. That’s progress…don’t stress about what ain’t true!

  • Suzaroo

    Ever since seeing Master and Commander I’d follow Russell Crowe anywhere. He’s fantastic and I’m so looking forward to seeing him play Robin Hood. He is my favorite actor. Old and fat – ohhh pla-leese.

  • bluesconnect

    Crowe bashers are probably short skinny guys who are jealous of a real man. Believe me, women think Russell Crowe is super hot! As far as being too old to play Robin Hood, Shawn Connery made a Robin Hood film, and he was terrific in the part. Russell is playing a full-grown man, not some pimply-faced rocker in tights.

  • Beth

    Explain please????? You can’t just accuse the best actor in the world of being a “****” with nothing to back it up. RC is an “actor”, not a movie star. If you don’t see the talent, you must be a huge fan of “action” movies and cartoons.

  • tom paine

    Refried hash from two talents who’ve made their money and should
    know –WAY better.

    When oh when are Crowe and/or Scott ever going to do something
    beyond their boring comfort zones?

  • Suppress your appetite

    Great pictures.

  • lonhro

    In such safe hands there is no way this movie will not be awesome. Russell Crowe is the best actor in hollywood. Forget about any other actor pulling this off. Orlando Bloom in kingdom of heaven was mediocre.

  • FatBoy

    Ha ha ha ‘Fat’ Robin Hood.

    Australians love their food. Greedy bastards.

  • FatBoy

    @lonhro: Are you out of your mind?!!! The guy should be playing the role of Little John.

    His days have passed. And lets not forget, the guy milked every penny when he was in demand.

  • Lucia

    Russell Crowe is simply perfect in all ways!! I’ve seen all his movies and there is no actor better than him.

  • tiger tim

    —Crowe! —you’ve MADE your money!
    WHY are you wasting your time!

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