Outlaw King filming in northern England
Netflix’s historical feature Outlaw King is filming scenes this week on a specially built medieval set in northern England.
The film stars US actor Chris Pine in the story of the 14th century Scots monarch known to history as Robert the Bruce.
A quayside area in Berwick-upon-Tweed, a town in northern England that sits less than three miles from the Scottish border, is hosting sets recreating Glasgow and London as they would have appeared nearly 800 years ago, according to regional news outlet NCJ Media.
“Berwick is a fabulous location for filming, with a stunning mix of medieval, Georgian and Victorian architecture and our iconic bridges,” said councillor Gregah Roughead, also Berwick’s mayor, in comments to NCJ Media.
Production has actually been based in Scotland and the movie is directed by Scottish filmmaker David Mackenzie in his second project with Chris Pine.
“This is my sixth feature film shot in Scotland and autumn is my favourite time of year to shoot so I am excited to bring this film to light in the beautiful Scottish elements - come rain, shine, storm or snow,” said Mackenzie when principal photography started on the movie a few weeks ago.
“I am proud that our little Glasgow-based production company Sigma Films has been able to make this film and thank Netflix for letting us do it.”
Historical TV drama Outlander is the largest international production to have been based in Scotland in recent years, and has started filming its fourth series from a base at Wardpark Studios outside Glasgow.
See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in the UK.