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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

Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny (city centre)

Out now is the much-anticipated final instalment of the Indiana Jones films. Glasgow city centre was transformed into 1960s New York for the latest movie, The Dial of Destiny. US flags were hung across streets and an all-American parade marched up St Vincent Street for the fifth film of the series. Released June 30, 2023.

Outlander (Series 7)

Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Caitríona Balfe were spotted filming in Pollok Park in the southside of the city for scenes for the 7th series. The first episodes of the new series have aired with a great response from fans and critics. Released June 2023.

Deadshot (city centre)

Glasgow was turned into 1970s London for Sky Original Deadshot. The film stars Aml Ameen, Felicity Jones and Mark Strong, and is billed as a 'vengeance-fuelled chase move'. Released May 2023

The Flash (city centre)

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

Six Four (city centre)

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

Tetris (Tradeston)

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

Filmed in Glasgow and coming soon

Man & Witch (various locations)

Filming for the children's fantasy adventure, Man & Witch, starring Sean Astin and Christopher Lloyd, took place in the city in early 2021. UK 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, which stars Bollywood A-lister Sonam Kapoor. Released in Korea; No UK release date as of yet.

Debutante / The Buccaneers (City Chambers and city centre)

This period drama turned Glasgow city centre streets, George Street and Cochrane Street, into 1890s New York. Dozens of actresses in Victorian dresses were spotted filming for the Apple+ TV Show. 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)

One of the most historic areas of Glasgow doubled as Gotham City for the filming of superhero blockbuster The Batman. Some of the film's final scenes were of the caped crusader on the bat bike in the Glasgow Necropolis.

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.

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.

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

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. They have used many Glasgow locations, including the medieval Glasgow Cathedral which doubled as a 1740s Parisian hospital. Download a digital audio guide by Geotourist, in association with VisitScotland, for a great experience either at home or at the filming locations.

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.

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 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.

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)

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.

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.

Article last updated: June 2023

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