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News and Events - Filming in Northern Ireland

07
Nov

New Perspectives drama Ups and Downs in production

07/11/18

Ups and Downs, one of two stand-alone dramas being made as part of BBC Northern Ireland’s pilot New Perspectives initiative, is currently filming at locations across Belfast and surrounding areas. Written and directed […]

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03
Oct

Line Of Duty reveals Stephen Graham as Balaclava Man in casting announcement for series five

03/10/18

Stephen Graham (Save Me, Taboo, This Is England) will star as guest lead in Line Of Duty series five. Graham will play John Corbett alongside Rochenda Sandall (Girlfriends, Broken) as Lisa McQueen – […]

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24
Sep

HBO Licensing and Retail to Launch GAME OF THRONES Legacy Experiences in Northern Ireland

24/09/18

Filming Locations from the Hit HBO Series to Open as Tourist Attractions in 2019 As Game of Thrones finishes filming after a decade in Northern Ireland, HBO is celebrating the show’s incredible legacy […]

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08
Aug

Legendary to work with ‘Bad Day For The Cut’ Filmmakers Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin

08/08/18

Legendary has closed a deal on an Untitled project from local filmmakers Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin who run Six Mile Hill Productions in Belfast. Chris is set to direct the project, while […]

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24
Jul

ITV announces new Torvill and Dean drama 

24/07/18

ITV has today confirmed the commission of Torvill and Dean, a film narrating Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s early years and the creative impetus that finally drove them to become ice dancing royalty. Written by leading […]

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01
Jun

First official UK-China co-produced feature ‘Special Couple’ wraps shoot

01/06/18

Special Couple, the first non-documentary feature to be produced under the UK-China co-production treaty, has wrapped principal photography in Belfast. The film, a romantic comedy in both Mandarin and English, is co-produced by […]

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17
Apr

Star cast join Ruth Wilson BBC Drama ‘Mrs Wilson’

17/04/18

Award-winning actress Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther) is set to lead an all-British cast in Mrs Wilson, a new original drama for BBC One, co-produced with MASTERPIECE, based on the life of her […]

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11
Apr

Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville to star in ‘Normal People’

11/04/18

Liam Neeson (Taken, Schindler’s List) and Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread, Another Year) are set to star in NORMAL PEOPLE, directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Good Vibrations), based on the script […]

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21
Feb

Derry Girls consolidates as the biggest series in Northern Ireland

21/02/18

Derry Girls has consolidated to become the biggest series ever in Northern Ireland since modern records began in 2002, Channel 4 has revealed. The comedy, set in the early nineties during The Troubles, […]

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12
Dec

Channel 4 sets premiere date for Lisa McGee’s Derry Girls

12/12/17

New comedy series Derry Girls, written and created by acclaimed Derry woman Lisa McGee (Indian Summers, London Irish, Being Human) will premiere on Thursday January 4th at 10pm on Channel 4, it has been announced. […]

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13
Nov

‘The Dig’ now filming in Northern Ireland

13/11/17

Out of Orbit is delighted to announce that principal photography has begun in Northern Ireland on its debut feature, thriller The Dig. A murderer returns home to help the victim’s father find closure…and […]

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01
Nov

Bad Day for the Cut producers nominated for BIFA

01/11/17

It was announced today that Brendan Mullin and Katy Jackson have been nominated in the Breakthrough Producer category at this year’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) for their work on Bad Day for […]

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31
Oct

The Frankenstein Chronicles returns to ITV Encore

31/10/17

Series 2 of The Frankenstein Chronicles begins tomorrow, Wednesday 1st November, at 10pm on ITV Encore. Sean Bean returns as John Marlott – no longer a mere mortal, Marlott’s purpose is to seek […]

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24
Oct

Andrea Harkin to COME HOME to direct new BBC One drama

24/10/17

Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to announce that new BBC One drama, Come Home, is to be directed by local woman, Andrea Harkin. Produced by RED Production Company, cameras roll on the 3×60 minute […]

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09
Oct

Wonderful Losers: A Different World to premiere at Warsaw Int’l Film Festival

09/10/17

Feature documentary Wonderful Losers: A Different World, co-produced by Derry-based Dearcán Media will get its world premiere at the Warsaw International Film Festival this Thursday, 12th October. Made with Lottery funding from the […]

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28
Sep

Pablo on Cbeebies & RTÉjr

28/09/17

A ground-breaking new children’s TV series for the first time featuring a child with autism in the starring role will be broadcast on CBeebies and RTEjr on Monday 2nd of October. Pablo, a […]

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20
Sep

Dave Allen biopic to film in Northern Ireland

20/09/17

BBC Two has commissioned a dramatisation of the life and career of legendary comedian Dave Allen. Aidan Gillen will play the provocative godfather of stand-up in film celebrating the modem stand up. Currently filming in Northern Ireland, the project has received […]

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01
Sep

Christopher Eccleston and Paula Malcomson to star in COME HOME

01/09/17

From BAFTA and International Emmy award-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehust, Come Home is a powerful, absorbing and deeply emotional family drama, told with levity, laughter and an emotional truthfulness. Produced by RED Production Company […]

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01
Aug

GoT Season 7 filming location: Fair Head

01/08/17

Last night’s episode of GAME OF THRONES S7, Episode 3 The Queen’s Justice, showcased Fair Head on Northern Ireland’s north coast.  The bluffs and cliffs of Fair Head were used as the filming […]

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27
Jun

BBC Writersroom’s Fright Shorts invitation to tender

27/06/17

BBC Northern Ireland is inviting tenders from Northern Ireland production companies to produce its Fright Shorts series. Fright Shorts Series 1 is a series of 6 x 5 minute comedy shorts with the […]

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23
Jun

Stepping-Up scheme launched in Northern Ireland

23/06/17

Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to announce it is partnering with Creative Skillset to deliver the Stepping Up scheme for high-end TV in Northern Ireland. The Stepping Up scheme, which is supported by […]

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21
Jun

Derry Girls to showcase Northern Ireland humour and creative talent

21/06/17

Casting has today been announced on new Channel 4 comedy, Derry Girls. Currently filming on location in Northern Ireland, the brand new series is written by acclaimed Northern Ireland writer Lisa McGee (Indian […]

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08
Jun

Trautmann begins production in Northern Ireland.

08/06/17

Feature film Trautmann, about the life of former Man City German goalkeeper Bert Trautmann, has begun filming in Northern Ireland. Trautmann, which funded by Northern Ireland Screen via Invest NI, is the first […]

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07
Jun

Superman prequel series, KRYPTON, touches down in Belfast

07/06/17

The first production to be housed in the new Belfast Harbour Studios has been announced. The Superman prequel series, KRYPTON, a one-hour series from Phantom Four in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television […]

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24
May

Sixteen South’s Wildwoods Commissioned by RTE

24/05/17

BAFTA Independent Production Company of the Year – Belfast-based studio Sixteen South – has announced today that RTÉ is the lead broadcaster for its new live action children’s sitcom, WildWoods.  The show, targeted […]

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