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News and Events - Filming in Northern Ireland

07
Feb

Award wins for Derry Girls and Pablo at Broadcast Awards 2019

07/02/19

Congratulations to two projects made in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, which won at the Broadcast Awards 2019 last night (6th February). Derry Girls, from Hat Trick Productions, won in […]

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06
Feb

Outcome of the competitive tender to produce Mastermind and Celebrity Mastermind

06/02/19

A joint bid from independent producers Hat Trick and Hindsight has won the competitive tender to produce Mastermind and Celebrity Mastermind. The programme was previously produced from Salford and will now move to […]

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24
Jan

Made in Belfast now streaming on Amazon Prime

24/01/19

Made in Belfast the debut film from writer/director Paul Kennedy is now streaming on Amazon Prime in the UK. RTÉ have also acquired rights to screen the network television premiere of the film […]

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02
Jan

Northern Ireland Screen looks back at an action-packed year for the screen industries

02/01/19

What have Channel 4’s biggest comedy launch in five years, Sky Atlantic’s highest ever viewership and BBC One’s biggest Tuesday night drama launch of 2018 all got in common? They are all projects […]

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04
Dec

Normal People secures US distribution

04/12/18

Bleecker Street announced it has secured U.S. distribution rights to Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s Normal People. Normal People is the third feature from the directing duo following the critically acclaimed Good […]

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03
Dec

Killian Scott and Sarah Greene lead Dublin Murders

03/12/18

Killian Scott (Strike) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) are detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox in Dublin Murders, a new psychological crime thriller for BBC One, Starz and RTÉ with support from Northern […]

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27
Nov

Death and Nightingales, Wednesday 28th November at 9pm on BBC2

27/11/18

Based on Eugene McCabe’s modern Irish classic, Death and Nightingales is a riveting story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the beautiful haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885 when all of […]

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27
Nov

Mrs Wilson tonight at 9pm on BBC One

27/11/18

Award-winning actress Ruth Wilson stars in Mrs Wilson, a new original series for BBC One, co-produced with Masterpiece based on the life of her own grandmother. The three-part drama begins tonight, Tuesday 27th […]

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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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