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I rode through the glen with Crowe’

PUBLISHED: 16:43 27 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:59 25 August 2010

RIDING HIGH: Will Bonner (left)

RIDING HIGH: Will Bonner (left)

A HORSE rider has experienced a taste of Hollywood as he appeared alongside Russell Crowe in the latest Robin Hood film. Will Bonner, 20, from Bexley, was delighted when he was offered the role as an extra to star in the blockbuster, which was released

A HORSE rider has experienced a taste of Hollywood as he appeared alongside Russell Crowe in the latest Robin Hood film.

Will Bonner, 20, from Bexley, was "delighted" when he was offered the role as an extra to star in the blockbuster, which was released this month.

Mr Bonner has worked as a horse riding instructor at Mount Mascal Riding School, Vicarage Road, Bexley, for a year.

He said: "It was really exciting. I felt the thrill of the chase and the atmosphere was fantastic.

"It was everything I thought it would be and more."

Mr Bonner shot his scenes at the Alice Holt Forest in Surrey. He was required to perform stunts which involved falling off the horse and appeared with Russell Crowe.

"I did some falls," he added. "The actor falls with the horse and I had to pull the animal off myself.

"It wasn't scary because I've been around horses all my life and it's very well planned."

Robin Hood, which was directed by British director Ridley Scott, was Mr Bonner's second Hollywood appearance after he appeared in the film Centurion two years ago.

He said: "Russell Crowe was great. He was a real laugh on site, it was great fun. Ridl ey was very enthusiastic.

"I'm definitely attracted to the film world, more for the money than anything else. However, it's hit and miss as to when you get the work."

Robin Hood is in cinemas now.

reena.kumar@archant.co.uk


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