The new Robin Hood film being directed by Ridley Scott has been scheduled for release in 2010 is being partly filmed in Lower Bourne woods about a 5 minute walk from where I live. There is a huge set currently being constructed in the woods. The opening scene of Gladiator the battle with the Germanians was also filmed here.
Russell Crowe is staying at a hotel nearby and has been seen riding a horse through Bagshot forest. He was originally going to play a sympathetic sheriff, which then became a sheriff that is also Robin Hood (aka, Batman/Bruce Wayne), now he is just playing Robin Hood. The part of the sheriff (to be played by someone else) will be a minimal.
I have frequently been walking over the woods to see the sets progress, so thought it would be a great thing to start documenting in photos. It looks as though a castle is being built on the top of the hill with a small fort and village at the bottom with a blacksmiths and a small troop area.
Bourne Wood 21st March 2009
28th March 2009