From BBC News:
Hollywood star Russell Crowe has arranged for a £60,000 prop from his new Robin Hood film to be given to a battle re-enactment group in Scotland. The battering ram will be used by the Clanranald Trust in a medieval fort it is building in a forest near the Carron Reservoir in North Lanarkshire.
The trust's chief executive, Charlie Allan, became friends with Crowe during the filming of Gladiator. He played the German warrior who held the severed head of a Roman negotiator.
Mr Allan said: "Russell and I have kept in touch over the years and he knew a bit about the fort we're building. "He said he'd do what he could to help and the very next day he came to me with a huge grin on his face, grabbed me by the sleeve, pointed at the battering ram and said, 'It's all yours'." Mr Allan said the Australian actor had spoken to the executive producer, Charles Schlissel, who said he would be delighted to help.