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Jack Whitehall spotted filming at Pembroke Castle

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Jack Whitehall has been spotted posing for selfies with fans, while filming at Pembroke Castle this week.

The comedian is thought to be filming a feature-length movie of his popular BBC Three sitcom Bad Education, which is currently under the working title of Rosebud – The Movie. Welsh actor Steve Speirs, who has also featured in films such as The Phantom Menace and Pirates of the Caribbean, also has a role in the movie alongside Whitehall.

Film puts spotlight on Pembroke Castle

Filming started on Tuesday and is set to continue until Saturday, with the production crews said to be working from 7 in the morning until 7 in the evening. It is thought that there are going to be scenes of sword fighting, with up to 100 extras being included, with some being dressed in police officer uniforms.

On the first day of filming, a helicopter was seen flying closely over Pembroke Castle for both camera and stunt work, which fascinated those visiting the attraction, including those staying in nearby Pembrokeshire cottages. The arrival of the film crew has been welcomed by the town council, who believe it will be great publicity for Pembroke and the surrounding area.

Bad Education is a TV series produced by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Three, and is written by Jack Whitehall, Freddy Syborn, and Dan Swimmer. Whitehall stars as the main character Alfie Wickers, who works as a young teacher at a secondary school, alongside a headmaster called Fraser, who is played by Gavin and Stacey star Mathew Horne.

When it was aired in August 2012, the series broke the record for the highest-rated first episode of a comedy on BBC Three. The third and final series concluded on 21st October last year, making the film one that is likely to be highly anticipated by fans of the programme.

 

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