Aberbargoed Hobbit star visits Caerphilly school

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A CAERPHILLY school was given the Hollywood treatment with a visit from The Hobbit's Luke Evans.

The star went back to his roots by visiting Lewis Pengam School to talk about his work, how to develop a career in the film industry and his latest film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which was released last Friday.

He plays Bard of the Bowman in the second film in the Lord of the Rings Hobbit trilogy.

Mr Evans grew up in Aberbargoed and took part in a question and answer session with 60 students aged between 11 and 18-years-old who belong to the school’s film club as well as other media and performing arts students.

Paula Treweek, a teacher at the school, said: “Film stars aren't just silver screen heroes, they are real people from real communities such as our own and it was a real treat for us to meet Luke Evans and hear all about his career.”

Evans has starred in films including 'The Three Musketeers', 'Fast and Furious 6' and 'Clash of the Titans'.

The event was hosted by the education charity FILMCLUB, as part of their behind the scenes interaction programme, and Warner Bros UK.

FILMCLUB launched in Wales in 2011 and Michael Sheen is its Welsh ambassador. It works with 350 Welsh schools and helps them set up and run clubs for teachers and pupils to watch, discuss and review a range of films.

It is funded by the Welsh Government and is supported by the British Film Institute and LOVEFILM.

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