Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Clique filming gets underway


Edinburgh has once again been chosen as the backdrop for a flagship drama, with BBC Three production ‘Clique’ kicking off their 3 month filming schedule in the Capital.

Created by Jess Brittain (Skins), Clique is a brand new six-part drama by BBC Drama and Balloon Entertainment, which sees two best friends – Holly and Georgia - drawn into an elite clique of alpha girls led by lecturer Jude McDermid in their first few weeks at university. In her television debut, Synnove Karlsen will star as Holly alongside The Fall’s Aisling Franciosi as her best friend Georgia, while Sherlock’s Louise Brealey will star as Jude McDermid and Emun Eliot (Prometheus; Game of Thrones; Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Filth) as her brother, Alistair McDermid.

Film Edinburgh, Edinburgh’s film office, is supporting the production in terms of locations and facilitation on behalf of the city Council. Edinburgh’s Filming Charter outlines the Council’s recognition of the benefits of filming to a city, and confirms its commitment to facilitating filming.

Edinburgh plays host to over 350 film & TV productions a year. Recent productions include: One Of Us, The Secret Agent and The BFG. Coming hot on the heels of Trainspotting 2, Clique confirms Edinburgh as an attractive place for filmmakers to work.

Rosie Ellison, Film Manager for Film Edinburgh said:
“It’s wonderful to be welcoming another exciting TV drama to Edinburgh. It’s testament to the city’s reputation as a film-friendly destination that we are able to attract such high-profile productions such as this, with council and community supportive of filming in recognition of the value it brings to a city. Film & TV are important influencers in visitor decisions, and if Clique helps to promote the city’s university offering, this is an added bonus. “

Gabriel Silver, Clique producer, said:
“Its been truly inspiring scouting a city as handsome and diverse as Edinburgh - our director Robbie McKillop studied and lived here for many years and has a great instinct for capturing an utterly contemporary Edinburgh for our bracingly contemporary story. We have some stunning locations and I can’t wait to showcase them in our drama.”