Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

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02/12/15

It’s been a busy end to the year in the Edinburgh city region as two high profile television dramas and a major motion picture wrapped up filming.

The Secret Agent, c/o World Productions

Edinburgh doubled for the Victorian streets of London in an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s classic novel, The Secret Agent. Toby Jones stars as Soho shopkeeper/Russian spy, Verloc and his mission to incite a terrorist attack on the Greenwich Observatory.

The three part miniseries also features the reunion of This is England stars, Vicky McClure as Verloc’s wife, Winnie, and Stephen Graham as Chief Inspector Heat.

From classic to contemporary One of Us is a crime thriller written by Harry and Jack Williams, creators of hit series, The Missing.

This modern day thriller follows two families living together in an isolated rural town in the Scottish Highlands. When two family members are horrifically murdered, dark family secrets are unearthed as the search for the killer ensues.

One Of Us c/o BBC

BAFTA nominated Juliet Stevenson heads up an impressive ensemble cast which includes Breaking Bad’s Laura Fraser, comedian and actor Adrian Edmondson, The Fall’s John Lynch, Game of Thrones’ Kate Dickie and Joe Dempsie and Outlander’s Gary Lewis.

Both series are due to hit screens on BBC One next year.

Driving to the big screen next summer is sporting drama, Tommy's Honour.

Based on the acclaimed book, Tommy's Honour is the story of golfing pioneer Tom Morris and his relationship with son Tommy as they become the founding father and son of golf.

Tommy's Honour c/o Gutta Percha Productions

Scottish acting great Sean Connery's love for the sport has clearly rubbed off on his director son with Jason Connery commenting: “I am so incredibly passionate and excited to tell this story. It is a story that is truly close to my heart as I grew up with my father on a golf course, and I have a home an hour from St. Andrews. This is an extraordinary and intimate tale of love and family at the beginning of the great game of golf.”

Peter Mullan will star as Tom with Jack Lowden playing his son while Sam Neil rounds off the cast.

The film spent over a month filming in the Edinburgh city region including Peebles and Musselburgh golf course.