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Frankenstein, starring Daniel Radcliffe

The much-anticipated release of Twentieth Century Fox’s sci-fi-influenced Frankenstein, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland), which was filmed at Dunnottar and in Glen Callater. https://twitter.com/paul_mcguigan/status/445625480373604352

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Thriller Pressure, shot in Aberdeen and Stonehaven and starring Danny Huston (son of legendary Hollywood director John Huston), takes on the perils of deep-sea diving. A new adaptation of Sunset Song starring Peterhead-born Peter Mullan (Trainspotting) and Agyness Deyn (Clash of the Titans) is filmed at nine different Aberdeenshire locations. https://twitter.com/gcff16/status/712426021283307522

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2013: For Those in Peril

BAFTA-winning dramatic feature For Those in Peril explores life and death in a present-day Northeast fishing community. https://twitter.com/ftipfilm/status/420609255566082048

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2012: Brave and Dark Knight Rises

3-D animated versions of Dunnottar and Braemar appear in Disney-Pixar’s royal smash Brave, while the skies over Aberdeenshire’s Mar Lodge estate witness the (literally) high adventure of Bane’s escape in The Dark Knight Rises. https://twitter.com/film_pics/status/713766334518206464

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2011: You’ve Been Trumped

Feature documentary You've Been Trumped, about the standoff between an American billionaire developer and an ordinary Buchan farmer, becomes a cult hit around the world. https://twitter.com/docclub/status/618817091886432256

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2010: Centurion

The mighty Cairngorms once again become the backdrop to high adventure in a distant era – this time, the Roman Empire of 117 A.D. – in Centurion starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class; 12 Years a Slave) and Dominic West (The Hour; The Wire).

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2008: Man Fights Bear

John West Salmon advert, filmed at Invercauld in 2000, is voted ‘Funniest Commercial of All Time’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyeDEAWtAR8  

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2006: Castle Fraser and Cluny Castle

Major locations for The Queen starring Helen Mirren. https://twitter.com/CastleFraserNTS/status/816683927763091457

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2005: Pennan

Voted ‘Best Film Location in the UK’, despite no feature films other than Local Hero having been made there up to that time.

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2000s: Reality TV

Digital filming technology allows production costs to drop once again, and Aberdeenshire shares fully in the resultant crop of reality-TV shows and innovative independent features. Four different programmes about ghosts and haunting are taped at Fyvie Castle alone. Food is another major theme.

By | 2017-04-26T14:39:45+00:00 September 12th, 2001|Uncategorised|Comments Off on 2000s: Reality TV