Pupils get a taste of Hollywood with Hobbit actor visit

Luke Evans, who grew up in Caerphilly, visited a school to talk about his career Credit: ITV News/Alexandra Lodge

Pupils at a Caerphilly school got the chance to meet a Hollywood actor today, when one of the stars of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' paid them a visit.

Luke Evans, who grew up in Caerphilly, was at Lewis School Pengam in Bargoed to talk about his work and how to develop a career in the film industry.

The event was part of the charity FILMCLUB's industry interaction programme, which enables young people from all backgrounds to have access to a creative professional while still at school.

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Caerphilly-born Hobbit actor goes back to school

One of the stars of the latest instalment of 'The Hobbit' paid a visit to a Caerphilly school to share his experiences in the industry. Luke Evans, who grew up in the area, visited Lewis School Pengam in Bargoed.