Published: 9 March 2016
Tom Hardy, star of blockbusters including 'Legend' and oscar-winning film 'The Revenant' paid a short and secretive visit to Berry Head National Nature Reserve in October 2015, to film an advertisement for international brand Hyundai.
Several scenes were filmed across two Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust locations and have been brought together to produce this stunning advert, set for TV screens in Korea.
Torbay Coast and Countryside Market Officer Laura Murch said 'Production companies have used our sites for various filming projects over the years, but we have never had a star as big as Tom Hardy pay us a visit before. The cast and crew were highly professional and worked with us to ensure that they operated within boundaries set by both the Trust and other wildlife protection organisations including Natural England. The project was a great coup for the Trust and all funds raised have been ploughed back into local conservation work'.
'That said, the Trust does not condone tombstoning by members of the public. It is a highly dangerous activity that can result in serious injury or even death in some cases. This stunt was carried out by highly trained professionals after months of meticulous planning, risk assessment and consultation. On the day of filming, both shore and water-based safety teams were present to ensure that the jump was carried out as safely as possible and with minimal risk’.
Local conservation charity Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust cares for over 1700 acres of Torbay's green spaces, including Cockington Country Park, Anstey's Cove and Berry Head. The Trust relies on the generosity of the local community to carry out its vital work across the Bay, ensuring that these beautiful spaces remain accessible to everyone. To find out how to become a member of the trust and receive benefits including free parking, please click here.
If you would like to enquire about filming at a Trust site, please contact Laura Murch at [email protected] or call 01803 520022.