props for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood

Last year I made a lovely set of bowls and mazers for Ridley Scott’s medieval film “Nottingham” then at the last minute it was canceled due to the pending actors strike. I just heard that it is up and running again and starts filming in 5 weeks. Russel Crowe is Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett has just been confirmed as Maid marian.

Most exciting is they have decided they want a bowlturner in the background of one of the shots so I am supplying my old lathe, a set of tools and piles of shavings from the workshop floor. These are the bowls I made, they were all a bit drab as they wanted them unoiled so the props department could age them.


I have done TV quite a number of times including Meet the ancestors and playing the Turner Nememiah Wallington in Simon Sharmas History of Britain but a £91 Million big screen production is quite different. I can’t wait to see Russel Crowe drinking from one of my mazers on the big screen. Ridley Scott aparantly says he is “not making a documentary” but his attention to detail is impresive, his set designer has a copy of my book and this will be the first time medieval folk have been shown drinking from wooden bowls.

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6 Responses to props for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood

  1. The MauBow Turner February 27, 2009 at 7:02 pm #

    Very exciting! Congrats! Will you be the bowlturner using the lathe in the film?

  2. Mungo Says Bah! February 27, 2009 at 8:39 pm #

    Congratulations! All good things come to those who wait… :-) Cheers,Mungo

  3. Sir Richard February 27, 2009 at 9:25 pm #

    That is excellent! Very happy for you. My question also is: will you be in it as the turner. Hope you are. For me, just having something I made in it is as good as being in myself. Maybe someday…

  4. Robin Wood February 28, 2009 at 12:13 am #

    Well they are currently planning filming the scene with the lathe during half term and we had planned to visit some friends in Germany. If it gets moved forward or backwards I may go down and do the turning just for fun but I am not going to cancel family time for it.

  5. Jude March 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    Well congratulations, you deserve it. I will definately make a note to go and see the film when it comes out, just to see you pieces being used.

  6. hen March 2, 2009 at 6:27 pm #

    That’s fantastic! I just watched your Robin Wood meets Robin Hood you tube video! Had me in stitches! I found it through the Woodland trust site.Beautiful bowl too!henx

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