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Forest Whitaker stops off at Penarth Pier whilst enjoying break in Wales


Producer and actor Forest Whitaker took a break from filming Havoc, alongside Tom Hardy to enjoy some time in Wales, including a trip to Penarth's Esplanade and Victorian Pier.

The 60-year old Oscar-winning producer shared the images on social media, which also include St Catherine's Island in Tenby and Tredegar House Lake in Newport saying "Enjoying time in beautiful Wales before going back to set"

Within the posts on his social media, he shared a picture of himself in front of the iconic Pier and two photos taken from the Pier of the Esplanade and beach.

Whitaker is currently in Wales filming for the Netflix film Havoc, alongside his co-star Tom Hardy who made two visits to Barry Island in July.

After making his film debut in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Whitaker went on to earn a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird, Good Morning, Vietnam, The Crying Game, Platoon, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Great Debaters, The Butler, and Arrival.

For his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the British historical drama film The Last King of Scotland (2006), Whitaker won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

In response to the tweet, Snowcat Cinema which operates on the Pier said "Wow! Shame we weren't around to catch a bona-fide movie star right next to our #cinemaonthepier"

Whilst Cardiff South and Penarth MP Stephen Doughty said "You are welcome to #Penarth and #Cymru any time @ForestWhitaker!"

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