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2019 BAFTA Scotland Awards


The 2019 BAFTA Scotland nominees have been announced ahead of the ceremony in Glasgow on 3 November. We take a look at some of the nominees with links to the Edinburgh city-region.

Florence Pugh in Outlaw King at Craigmillar Castle

Jack Lowden took home the Best Actor award last year for Edinburgh native Matt Palmer’s nail-biting thriller Calibre. He is in the running for the same category this year for his performance as Henry Darnley in Mary Queen of Scots. Josie Rourke’s historical epic filmed on Seacliff Beach situated along the East Lothian coastline in September 2017.

Lowden’s Fighting with My Family co-star Florence Pugh is nominated in the Actress Film category with another historical epic, David Mackenzie’s Outlaw King. Pugh played Elizabeth de Burgh, the wife of legendary Scottish warrior Robert the Bruce, as he sets out to reclaim his throne. Filming took place around the same time as Mary Queen of Scots, seeing substantial sets built and filmed at Craigmillar Castle. Seacliff Beach also saw some of the action with horseback riders appearing on the beach.

Kelly Macdonald in The Victim

In the Actress Television category, Trainspotting actor Kelly Macdonald is nominated for her role as a grieving mother accused of identifying her son’s killer in gripping BBC legal drama, The Victim.

The production managed to pack their essential Edinburgh shots into three days of filming, utilising the municipal buildings and narrow closes of the Old Town, with West Parliament Square as the hub for essential vehicles. The drama, which also starred former Rebus actor John Hannah finds itself up for an award in the Television Scripted category.

The 2019 BAFTA Scotland ceremony will take place on Sunday 3 November at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Glasgow Central