د . إAEDSRر . س

Russell Crowe Returns To Malta Gladiator Set After 22 Years 

Article Featured Image

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe this afternoon visited Fort Ricasoli, the site which served as the Coliseum in ancient Rome in the film Gladiator. 

Crowe is in Malta for a few days to film parts of the new film Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher in which he is starring alongside Matt Hookings, Ray Winstone, Jodhi May and Steven Berkoff. 

He’s been posting regular updates about his trip to Malta, telling his fans this morning that he would be visiting Fort Ricasoli this afternoon. 

Photo: Gareth Degiorgio

Photo: Gareth Degiorgio

Members of the press and fans flocked to the site where they could see Crowe touring the site on a mountain bike. He was accompanied by Film Commissioner Johann Grech. 

“It’s a very strange thing to realise that I hadn’t been back when I should have… I think Malta’s amazing as a place to set stories,” the star told the Times of Malta. 

 

Photo: Gareth Degiorgio

Photo: Gareth Degiorgio

Earlier today, Crowe declared his love for Malta, saying in a tweet that he had remembered exactly why he fell in love with the island back in 1999. 

The fort was constructed between 1670 and 1693 and is the island’s largest fort. It has been used in a number of high-budget productions, including Troy, Agora and more recently Game of Thrones.

Share this with someone that needs to read it

READ NEXT: Russell Crowe In Malta: At Every Corner I Remember Why I Fell In Love With This Place In 1999 

Yannick joined Lovin Malta in March 2021 having started out in journalism in 2016. He is passionate about politics and the way our society is governed, and anything to do with numbers and graphs. He likes dogs more than he does people.

You may also love

View All