Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Outlaw King

David Mackenzie - 2018

"That Edinburgh is able to host this scale of production is a real credit to the city, and I have to say that we felt supported every step of the way by the City Council and its film office Film Edinburgh who went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to facilitate our requirements"
Matt Jones, Supervising Location Manager
Outlaw King

Director David Mackenzie returned to Scotland for his follow up to the Oscar-nominated Hell or High Water with Netflix’s Outlaw King starring Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce.

Mackenzie has reunited with Pine for this David v Goliath story of the War for Scottish Independence. Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays Bruce’s right hand man, James Douglas, as they plot to defeat the much larger oppressing English army.

Substantial sets were built and filmed at Historic Environment Scotland’s Craigmillar Castle, which saw village of thatched cottages created in the parkland around the castle and medieval workshops appear within the castle walls. Seacliff Beach in East Lothian also saw some of the action with horseback riders appearing on the beach.

Outlaw King has its world premiere as the Opening Film of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, and will be released on Netflix - 9th of November 2018