Top film and TV locations
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. And with the Glasgow Film Festival taking place from 1-12 March, there's no better time to discover which productions have filmed where.
This period drama turned Glasgow city centre streets, George Street and Cochrane Street, into 1890s New York.
Indiana Jones (city centre)
Parts of Glasgow city centre were transformed into 1960s New York for the latest Indiana Jones movie. US flags adorned the streets and an all-American parade marched up St Vincent Street for the fifth instalment in the series. Release date 30 June 2023.
Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Caitríona Balfe were spotted filming in Pollok Park in the southside of the city for the upcoming seventh series. Release date summer 2023.
Borderland (city centre)
Glasgow was turned into 1970s London for Sky Original Borderland. The film stars Aml Ameen, Felicity Jones and Mark Strong, and is billed as a 'vengeance-fuelled chase move'. Release date TBC.
Glasgow played the part of 1980s Moscow in early 2021 for the filming of Tetris. Star Taron Egerton, of Kingsman and Rocketman fame, stars in the film about the creation of the popular computer game. Release date 31 March 2023.
The Flash (city centre)
Superhero Batman was in the city once again, this time for The Flash. Both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton will star as Batman in this time-travelling story. Release date 16 June 2023.
Man & Witch (various locations)
Filming for the children's fantasy adventure, Man & Witch, took place in the city in early 2021. Starring Sean Astin and Christopher Lloyd, the film is set to be a hit amongst fans of 80s cult movies. Release date TBC.
Blind (city centre and Tradeston)
Argyle Street was one of many city centre streets used for filming the remake of the Korean action film, Blind, which stars Bollywood A-lister Sonam Kapoor. Release date TBC.
The Elect (city centre)
Filming for this 4-part TV series took place on and around St Vincent Street in May 2022. This western adaptation of the Japanese crime novel Six/Four stars Kevin McKidd and Richard Coyle. Release date TBC.
Latest releases shot in Glasgow
Credit: Daily Record
Credit: Daily Record
The Control Room (city centre and southside)
BBC drama The Control Room was filmed across the city centre and southside in 2021, starring rising Glaswegian star, Iain De Caestecker.
The Batman (Glasgow Necropolis and Cathedral Square)
One of the most historic areas of Glasgow doubled as Gotham City for the filming of superhero blockbuster The Batman. A stunt double for Robert Pattinson, who plays the caped crusader, was spotted zooming around the Glasgow Necropolis on the 'bat bike'.
Annika (various locations)
Filming took place for the six-part crime drama Annika in early 2021. Nicola Walker plays the title character who leads a Marine Homicide Unit.
1917 (River Clyde)
The Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes film, 1917, was released in January 2020. The city's former Govan Graving Docks at the River Clyde was used as a backdrop for the filming of the WW1 epic. And the setting isn't the only Glasgow link, as the film was co-written by Glaswegian screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
The Princess Switch: Switched Again (Glasgow Cathedral)
Starring Vanessa Hudgens, The Princess Switch: Switched Again filmed a key scene for the Christmas feel-good movie at Glasgow Cathedral.
Outlander (Glasgow Cathedral)
The hugely popular TV show, Outlander, has made stars of its cast members, as well as of Scotland’s scenery and castles. City locations used for filming include Kelvingrove Park (as Boston Park), the University of Glasgow (as Harvard University) and the medieval Glasgow Cathedral (as a 1740s Parisian hospital). Download a digital audio guide by Geotourist, in association with VisitScotland, and immerse yourself in the show's adventures at home or at the filming locations.
"Glasgow is a stunning city and the people there were so kind to us. I felt a real magic in those streets.”
Executive Producer & Writer, Outlander
Outlaw King (University of Glasgow)
Outlaw King, starring Hollywood’s Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce, used many Glasgow locations for the filming of this epic 14th century tale. The Cloisters at the University of Glasgow were transformed into a grand banquet hall for a medieval feast and Glasgow Cathedral doubled as Greyfriars Church.
The Wife (Hutchesons' Hall in Merchant city)
The Wife brought Hollywood royalty to the city. Glenn Close, in an Oscar nominated role (2019), was joined by Christian Slater, as they filmed at various city locations, including Hutchesons' Hall, Barrowland Ballroom and Pollok House.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw / Fast & Furious 6 (Merchant city and International Financial Services District)
Also filmed in the Merchant city was parts of Fast & Furious 6 in 2012 and franchise spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw, in 2018. Superstar Idris Elba was in the city for Hobbs & Shaw as high-speed car chases were filmed around the city centre streets, which doubled as London.
Succession (Cochrane Street)
Succession follows the life of a complicated New York family, headed up by Scots actor, Brian Cox. Scenes for season 2 of the acclaimed HBO dark comedy were filmed in George Square, Cochrane Street and Kimpton Blythswood Hotel, with the city doubling as current-day New York.
Patrick Melrose (Cochrane Street)
Benedict Cumberbatch was seen running down many Glasgow city centre streets, such as Cochrane Street, Bothwell Street and St Vincent Street, whilst filming Sky Atlantic drama, Patrick Melrose. The series also featured the famous Barras Market, as New York’s Meat-Packing district and Glasgow’s oldest restaurant, Rogano.
Article last updated: February 2023