Dirty Dancing’s Jennifer Grey is in Porthcawl

Wales has seen its fair share of pop culture icons on its shores in recent times and the latest really takes it up a notch.

Dirty Dancing legend, Jennifer Grey, is currently in south Wales seaside town Porthcawl and is believed to be filming an indie flick with Welsh actor Richard Elis – who is known for his work on EastEnders, Hinterland and Ordinary Lies.

Welsh actor and producer Elis, put out an appeal for supporting artists for a project in Porthcawl and hinted the film starred a 1980s film legend.

Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in Drrty Dancing

Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in Drrty Dancing

The Hollywood star is known for her role as Frances “Baby” Houseman in the iconic ’80s movie in which she starred opposite Patrick Swayze. The film recently celebrated its 30th anniversary of its release.

Yesterday Grey, who also starred in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Red Dawn and Amazon Studio’s Red Oaks, posted a picture from her room at a Welsh pub on her Instagram account.

Apologies to Jennifer that the weather isn’t a patch on the Catskills – but Welsh autumn is lovely, promise.

And there’s a perfect cafe in Porthcawl to snuggle up in and watch the waves, it’s called Cosy Corner..oh wait.. Scrap that.

Grey isn’t the first US star to come to Wales in recent years, Melissa Joan Hart , Eva Longoria, Margot Robbie, Will Arnett and Natasha Lyonne have all been spotted either working or holidaying here.

Article source: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/showbiz/dirty-dancings-jennifer-grey-porthcawl-13709067