It's 'Laura' Danan!

7th March 2007

While filming 'Prince Caspian' in Queenstown, New Zealand, I dropped into the Flight Experience centre there. This is a place where you can take the controls of a commercial airliner in a simulator.

I was greeted by Laura Hopkirk who is the manager of the facility. I made a booking for a one hour flight with a qualified pilot. During our conversation, I mentioned how much Queenstown had changed since I was here twenty years ago while shooting 'Willow'. Well, she almost fell over! She told me that she was baby 'Elora Danan' for the New Zealand part of the shoot.

We both exclaimed 'what a small world it was', then I stepped aboard 'Davis Airways' Boeing 737' and took off for a scenic flight to find 'Willow' locations around New Zealand's South Island.

Princess 'Laura' Danan. I couldn't carry her now!