Tuesday, April 25, 2017

🎬Movies filmed in Scotland but NOT SET in Scotland

You might remember that last summer I did a special series of posts for an entire week, the Irish Week, to celebrate 1 year since I've visited the beautiful Emerald Island. One of the posts was about the fact that Ireland is often picked up from screen writers and directors as place were to shoot movies and Tv series, even if they're suppoused to be other places: best known example? Braveheart!
I enjoyed very much doing the researches for that post and since I'm currently reading "Voyager" by Diana Gabaldon and it's set in Scotland, I've decided to do the same thing with this amazing country. 

Immaginary Places

Harry Potter saga (2001-2011) - The train Harry Potter takes every start of the school year from platform 9¾ to Hogwarst is a real working train (named Jacobite) and goes from Fort William to Mallaig, two cities in the Scottish Highlands.
This instantly recognisable Victorian railway viaduct at the head of Loch Shiel was first seen in Chamber of Secrets, when Ron and Harry pilot the flying Ford Anglia to Hogwarts. It's also the place where Harry encounters a Dementor for the very first time in Prisoner of Azkaban, when the Hogwarts Express stops on the bridge.
12 Scottish locations for the HP movies HERE

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - the aereal scenes from the very start of the movie were filmed north of Inverness.
Loch Bealach Culaidh
BFG (2016) - the scenes of the "Giant's Land" were filmed on Isle of Skye, a beautiful island north from the mainland.
THE BFG
see HERE the other Scottish locations 

Stardust (2007) & Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) - likewise BFG, some sequences from both movies were shot on Isle of Skye.
The Quiraing
Michelle Pfeiffer is at the beginning of Stardust. Filmed at the Quiraing on Skye.
Old man of Storr
the Old Man of Storr north of Portree on the island of Skye

Real Places
47 Ronin (2013) - Seems to me that Scotland looks more japanese than the real Japan! On Isle of Skye were shot some scenes of the journey the 47 ronin take in order to have their revenge for their lord's death.
Trottensh Ridge, Skye
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2016)- funny that Britain's most famous king got a movie filmed in Scotland, given the fact that the region has been seeking for indipendence for a while...Director Guy Ritchie has really quite a sense of humor!
Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness
Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did while researching!

phot credit: my original map creation, scotlandthemovie.com, buzzfeed.com & scottishfield.co.uk

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