Celebrity Spot with Adventure Britain

lights-camera-actionCelebrity Spot – Adventure Britain have worked with and come into contact with a number of celebrities, sports clubs and well known individuals during. Here we have set out a quick summary of some familiar names and faces and what they have done with us.

Celebrity Mackenzie Crook

Mackenzie is famous for playing the role of Gareth in Ricky Gervais’ “The Office” and also playing one of the Pirates in Pirates of the Caribbean with Johnnie Depp.

This is Mackenzie Crook, filming with us in Wales. We provided the stunt double for him for this jump off a waterfall in the Brecon Beacons. However he did do the jump himself afterwards. We do quite a bit of work with film companies looking for outdoor venues for their filming in Wales. It is difficult to get permission at times from land owners which it is why it is useful having our own 70 acre farm come training centre for this kind of thing.

Film credits include:

The Merchant of Venice – Launcelot Gobbo
[Michael Radford, Arclight Films]
Brothers Grimm – Hidlick
[Terry Gilliam, Miramax]
Churchill: The Hollywood Years – Jimmy Charoo
[Peter Richardson, Pathe]
Pirates Of The Caribbean – Ragetti
[Gore Verbinski, Buena Vista]
Sex Lives Of The Potato Men – Ferris
[Andy Humphries, Entertainment]
J.M Barrie’s Neverland – Usher
[Marc Forster, Miramax]
The Life & Death Of Peter Sellers – Sales Man
[Stephen Hopkins, HBO]

Rob Brydon – Actor, Comedian & Writer

Rob Brydon with Call of the Wild’s Sales Director at the National Tourism AwardsWe met Rob Brydon at the National Tourism Awards when we won the National Team Building Company of the Year Award. Rob was the cabaret and as we were sitting in the front decided that it would be a good idea to pick on our table. Here he is with our Kevin.He first came to the public’s attention in 2000 with the shows Marion and Geoff and Human Remains, winning British Comedy Awards for both. Since then his comedy credits have included A Small Summer Party, The Keith Barret Show, Directors Commentary, Supernova, Cruise Of The Gods, Black Books, I’m Alan Partridge, Little Britain, Jack Dee Live At The Apollo, Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive, QI, The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, Have I Got News For You and Gavin and Stacey

Llanelli Scarlets Rugby Team
The Scarlets took part in one of our team development days. They particularly concentraded on goal setting as a team and as individuals. The day was spent at our training centre in the Brecon Beacons National Park. A short clip of this day can be viewed by clicking here. All the main squad attended including Dwayne peel, Stephen Jones, Simon Easterby and  Mark Jones.

Neath/Swansea Ospreys Rugby Team

Group photo of Ospreys rugby team canyoning with Call of the WildThe Ospreys came to us for a fun team building day. The squad spent the day experiencing canyoning in the Brecon Beacons National Park. They had a great day and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. For more information on canyoning click here.

Here’s part of the squad posing before they jump into the river. I think we used up most of our XXL wet suits that day given the size of guys that tyrned up. They were pretty big.

Here are a few of the guys as they are getting out of the water after one of the exhilerating challenges. Hopefully this is a smile of delight rather than a nervous smile.

Ben Fogle – BBC TV Presenter

Ben Fogle travel writer, presenter and adventurer was  filming with us for 14 days. This is Ben with the team on location in Wales filming the next series of Extreme Dreams . This is a reality show where in the last series Ben Fogle took people trekking in the Andes, across Arctic glaciers, through the Guyanan jungle and up Mount Kilimanjaro. In this next series he visits Nepal, Uganda, Libya, Papua New Guinea & Venezuela.

Huw Edwards – BBC TV News

Huw Edwards, BBC Presenter with the Call of the Wild Team at the National Tourism Awards

Huw Edwards was hosting the National Tourism Awards held in October 2007. Not the clearest photo ever not because of any heavy breathing just the amount of fry ice around on the stage.

Max Boyce – Legendary Welsh Entertainer

Mike Heath, one of our senior instructors, also happens to be the Captain of the local Glynneath Golf Club. The club President is that legendary Welsh entertainer Max Boyce. Here is Max, in the middle of Mike on Max’s left and Gerald Evans on his right at the Club Captains Dinner.