When Film Legends ‘Popped In’ At Home
Wales Online, 24 May 2012
At first glance you would not think they were Hollywood A-listers.
But on closer inspection you quickly realise they are two of the biggest names in the film industry.
A woman from Merthyr Tydfil unearthed this photograph of Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh, who paid a visit to the borough more than 15 years ago.
Bonham Carter, pictured in a red jacket and blue baseball cap, and Branagh, in a grey jacket, were shooting scenes from the 1998 rom-com 'The Theory of Flight' when they popped into Sandbrook Care Home on Queen’s Road.
Linda White, 63, who is pictured in the snap, said: “It was lovely to have them pop in to the home whilst they were filming.
“Not many people were aware they were filming in Merthyr at the time. During their visit, they were really lovely to everyone.”
The film legends had a well-publicised relationship for many years, before Bonham Carter met her current husband, film director Tim Burton, in 2001, and Branagh married film art director Lindsay Brunnock in 2003.