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Top film and TV locations

Glasgow is a big hit as a filming location for Hollywood movies and TV shows, due to the city’s grid street system and varied architecture.

New releases filmed in Glasgow

Vigil Season 2 (various locations)

The second season of BBC police drama Vigil follows Suranne Jones as DCI Silva and Rose Leslie as DI Longacre. The City Centre’s Berkeley Street and Elderslie Street feature as locations, as well as the Finnieston “Squinty” Bridge. Scenes set in the fictional Dundair military base were also filmed in Glasgow. Released December 2023.

The Buccaneers (City Chambers and city centre)

Period drama The Buccaneers turned Glasgow’s George and Cochrane Streets into 1890s New York City. Dozens of actresses in Victorian dresses were spotted filming for the Apple+ TV Show, based on Edith Wharton’s final novel. Released November 2023.

Blind (city centre and Tradeston)

The Hindi-language remake of the 2011 Korean thriller Blind was shot in Glasgow. Led by Bollywood superstar Sonam Kapoor, the film used Argyle Street and other city centre locations. Released July 2023.

Outlander Season 7 (Pollok Country Park)

Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Caitríona Balfe were spotted filming scenes in Pollok Country Park for the seventh series of the hit TV show. In the show’s previous seasons, Pollok Country Park has been used for the French countryside and the Blue Mountains of North Carolina. The first part of the seventh season aired to acclaim from fans and critics. Released June 2023.

Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny (city centre)

Glasgow city centre was transformed into 1960s New York for The Dial of Destiny, the final instalment in the Indiana Jones series. US flags were hung across streets and an all-American parade marched up St. Vincent Street for the fifth film of the franchise. Released June 2023.

The Flash (city centre)

Superhero Batman was in the city once again, this time for DC Studios’ The Flash. Both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton reprised both their roles as Batman in the time-travelling story. Released June 2023.

Dead Shot (city centre)

Glasgow was turned into 1970s London for the Sky Cinema original film Dead Shot. The film stars Aml Ameen, Felicity Jones and Mark Strong, and is billed as a ‘vengeance-fuelled chase movie’ that has been praised for its authentic period details. Released May 2023.

Six Four (city centre)

Glasgow was the setting and principal filming location for this 4-part TV series on ITVX. The compelling crime thriller follows a detective, played by Kevin McKidd, whose daughter is missing. Released March 2023.

Tetris (Tradeston)

Glasgow’s industrial Tradeston played the part of 1980s Moscow for the filming of Tetris in early 2021. Taron Egerton, of Kingsman and Rocketman fame, stars in this story about the creation of the popular computer game. Released March 2023.

Girl (various locations)

Director Adura Onashile’s debut feature was shot in 2021. Glasgow’s high-rise apartment buildings were used for many interior and exterior scenes. The film tells the story of the complicated relationship of a young Nigerian mother and daughter. Released January 2023.

Filmed in Glasgow and coming soon

Outlander: Blood of My Blood (Park Circus and west end)

The prequel to Starz’s Outlander follows the lives of main character Jamie Fraser’s parents 30 years before Outlander’s story takes place. Filming began in early 2024 in Glasgow’s historic Park Circus area and terraced streets around the west end of the city. Release date TBC.

On Falling (various locations)

On Falling is filmmaker Laura Carreira’s feature-length debut. The film is produced by legendary director Ken Loach’s production company Sixteen Films. The drama follows an immigrant who works in a distribution warehouse. It was filmed in Glasgow in late 2023. Release date TBC.

Man & Witch (Southside)

Filming for the children's fantasy adventure film Man & Witch, starring Sean Astin and Christopher Lloyd, took place in early 2021. Residential streets in Glasgow’s Shawlands neighbourhood in the Southside were key locations for the film. Release date TBC.

Movies and TV shows filmed in Glasgow

Batman on the Bat Bike drives between monuments in a graveyard.

Credit: Daily Record

The Batman (Glasgow Necropolis and Cathedral Square)

The ancient cathedral precinct of Glasgow doubled as Gotham City for superhero blockbuster The Batman (2021). The film’s final scenes of the caped crusader and Catwoman were shot in the iconic Glasgow Necropolis.

The Control Room (city centre and Southside)

The three-part BBC thriller The Control Room was filmed across Glasgow’s city centre and Southside in 2021. It stars rising Glaswegian actor Iain De Caestecker.

Annika Seasons 1 & 2 (various locations)

Filming took place for the six-part BBC black comedy crime series Annika in late 2020. Nicola Walker plays the title character, who leads a homicide investigation unit based in Glasgow. The series began airing in 2021.

1917 (River Clyde)

The Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes film 1917 was released in 2020. Glasgow’s former Govan Graving Docks on the River Clyde were used as a backdrop for the First World War epic. The setting isn't the only link to the city, as the film was co-written by Glaswegian screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns.

People sightseeing within the grand hall of Glasgow Cathedral, which has large archways and stained glass windows

The Princess Switch: Switched Again (Glasgow Cathedral)

A key scene for this feel-good Christmas movie was filmed in the magnificent Glasgow Cathedral. The Princess Switch: Switched Again, which stars Vanessa Hudgens, was released in 2020.

Outlander (Glasgow Cathedral)

The hugely popular TV show Outlander has made stars of its cast members as well as Scotland’s stunning natural scenery and ancient castles. The series has used many locations across Glasgow. One location is the medieval Glasgow Cathedral. Download a digital audio guide by Geotourist, in association with VisitScotland, to explore over 40 filming locations at home or in person.

Outlaw King (University of Glasgow)

The 2018 historical epic Outlaw King, which stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce and Florence Pugh as Elizabeth de Burgh, used several locations in Glasgow. The Cloisters at the University of Glasgow was transformed into a medieval banquet hall and Glasgow Cathedral doubled as Dumfries’s Greyfriars monastery.

A white church is lit up against the evening sky. It sits at the centre of a cobbled pedestrianised street with well-kept buildings on either side.

The Wife (Hutchesons' Hall in Merchant city)

The elegant Merchant City district of Glasgow plays the part of Stockholm in the 2017 film The Wife. It stars Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, and Glenn Close, who was nominated for both an Oscar and a BAFTA for Best Actress as the exploited spouse of a Nobel prize-winning author.

Fast & Furious 6 / Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Merchant City and the International Financial Services District)

The Merchant City was used for scenes in Fast & Furious 6 in 2012 and franchise spin-off Hobbs & Shaw in 2018. Superstar Idris Elba was in the city for Hobbs & Shaw to film high-speed car chases in Merchant City and Glasgow’s business district, which doubled as London.

The side of the grand City Chambers with its blonde sandstone archways and domed turrets sits elegantly on the long Cochrane Street.

Succession (Cochrane Street)

The TV series Succession follows the lives of a feuding billionaire family headed by Scottish actor Brian Cox. Glasgow acts as both London and Dundee in the acclaimed HBO comedy drama. Scenes were filmed across the city in George Square, Cochrane Street, Kimpton Blythswood Hotel, the Laurieston Bar, and Park Circus.

Patrick Melrose (Cochrane Street)

Benedict Cumberbatch was seen running down many Glasgow city centre streets, including Cochrane Street, Bothwell Street and St Vincent Street, for Sky Atlantic’s 2018 drama miniseries Patrick Melrose. The series also features Glasgow’s famous Barras Market as a stand-in for New York City’s historic Meat-Packing District.

Article last updated: January 2024

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