Game of Thrones Star Jason Momoa Spotted Filming in Cornwall
March 22nd, 2018
Cornwall was abuzz this week with a flurry of sightings of Game of Thrones alum Jason Momoa, who is in the historic port of Charlestown filming for a new Netflix series. Momoa featured in the hit show as Dothraki leader Khal Drogo, as well as recently playing Aquaman in the Justice League movie.
Cornwall is certainly no stranger to the sights of famous actors in the area, with hit TV show Poldark doing the bulk of its filming work in the coastal county. The gorgeous panoramic views presented by the coastline here in Cornwall also draws its fair share of celebrity holidaymakers, with many a famous face taking to the beaches and coves scattered along the Cornish coast!
Charlestown, which is about half an hour away from us here at The Valley, actually had the Poldark cast and crew turn up in September to do some filming in the historic town for the upcoming fourth series! When this news hit, hundreds of fans flooded into the area hoping to get a glimpse of the Poldark cast (we suspect mostly Aiden Turner).
Eagle-eyed fans spotted Momoa today, as he went off to sea to film aboard a ship anchored a little way off the harbour for the drama series Frontier. Boats had been sailing back and forth from this vessel throughout the morning to deliver the equipment, cast and crew to the ships set. Momoa is also said to have stopped off in a local photography studio in order to have some promotional snaps taken before heading for the sea.
The Game of Thrones star has arrived in Cornwall at the same time as Prince Charles is embarking on a three-stop tour of the Duchy, with several fans of Momoa claiming that his arrival is far more exciting than the royal visit! The Duke of Cornwall is said to only be popping to the Truro Cathedral and the Royal Cornwall Museum before heading to Newquay, so it’s unlikely these two famous faces will cross paths!
If you would like to head to Cornwall in the hopes of bumping into the stars, to see where they have filmed, or simply just to relax in the incredible scenery that draws film crews to the area, then take a look at some of the luxury family holidays in Cornwall we have on offer here at The Valley!
What We Know So Far About Poldark Series Four
January 16th, 2018
While lovers of the show and the stunning Cornish countryside sit and wait (not so) patiently, the cast and crew of Poldark are busy at work preparing for the next instalment of the hit TV drama. We take a look at some of the things we can expect from series four:
When is it next on?
Filming on the upcoming series began a few months back in September 2017. While, typically, Poldark and other prime-time dramas begin airing in the autumn, last years risky summer scheduling choice paid off, with very strong viewing figures. It is therefore rather likely that this year’s series four will be returning to our screens in the early summer. We will just have to keep our eyes on the updates!
What is happening this season?
With Ross taking on Westminster, we’re bound to see a whole bunch of new political rivalries to go with his new location. Ross is certainly going to be pushed out of his comfort zone having traded in the scenic Cornish coastline for the bustling streets of 18th Century London. With the rest of the cast staying in Cornwall, we’ll still get our fill of the gorgeous landscapes we’ve all fallen in love with on the show. Of course, while the setting may be a paradise, the relationships going on there are far from it, with conflict and marriage troubles hitting all of the main couples this season. Let’s just hope that Morwenna can finally find the happy ending she deserves!
When is series four set?
Scriptwriter Debbie Horsfield has stated that the upcoming series will draw on the final third of the sixth Poldark book, The Four Swans, and all of Winston Graham’s seventh book, The Angry Tide. In terms of time period, this means that series four will take the Poldark’s up until around Christmas of 1799. The subsequent book in the season, The Stranger from the Sea, starts in the year 1810, a time jump of over ten years! We expect that some of the younger cast members will have to be recast for this leap, so let’s just hope that Aidan Turner is staying in place as Ross Poldark too! There is already enough sad news, as it is expected that series five will be the final for the show.
If you cannot wait that long to catch another glimpse of the Cornish coastline, why not book a luxury family holidays in Cornwall? What do you think is going to happen in series four, and are you excited for it? Let us know what you think via our social media channels!
Photo by: Katie Butler
Falmouth appoints a new town crier who is the youngest in the UK
May 10th, 2017
Falmouth has long been a town that has been rooted in its traditions. With the likes of the sea shanty festival and the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth’s celebration of its history is much a part of its culture than its emerging status as an artist’s hub. The tradition of the town crier has a long-standing in English history, and Falmouth is proud to still have it as a regular feature of the town.
Nearly 4 million visitors set to grace Cornwall this summer
July 28th, 2015
We’ve officially seen the first weekend of the Great British summer occur, and following its annual passing, it has been revealed that Cornwall is set to greet a staggering 3.8 million visitors to the region throughout the rest of the summer.