What is being filmed in Stirling? – The New Series “Mary and George”
In addition to the captivating story and talented cast and crew, “Mary & George” has chosen the historic town of Stirling as one of its primary filming locations. The production team has secured the majestic Stirling Castle as a key backdrop for the series, further enhancing the authenticity and grandeur of the period drama.
This exciting development was first confirmed exclusively on Production Intelligence. The collaboration between Hera Pictures, Sky Studios, and AMC Networks has brought together a remarkable team for the production. Playwright DC Moore, known for his work on popular shows like “Killing Eve” and “Temple,” has penned the gripping screenplay, inspired by the non-fiction book “The King’s Assassin” by Benjamin Woolley. Oliver Hermanus, an accomplished director, has been entrusted with bringing the vision to life.
The series features the brilliant Julianne Moore in the lead role of Mary Villiers, a woman who defied societal norms to rise as a powerful and influential figure in Jacobean London. Moore expressed her enthusiasm for the challenging yet exhilarating opportunity to portray such a compelling character. Liza Marshall, executive producer for Hera Pictures, praised Moore’s casting as a dream come true and emphasized the importance of reclaiming the stories of remarkable women like Mary who have often been overlooked by history.
With the combination of DC Moore’s brilliant scripts and Oliver Hermanus’ directorial expertise, “Mary & George” promises to be a unique and unmissable show. The untold story of Mary and George showcases their extraordinary journey, exploring the often-overlooked love and lust of King James I, Mary’s ascent in a male-dominated world, and George’s remarkable political and amorous conquests.
What does this mean for Stirling
With the backdrop of Stirling and the iconic Stirling Castle, the series will immerse viewers in the rich history and breathtaking landscapes of this captivating period. The filming in Stirling is not only a testament to the town’s historical significance but also an opportunity for the local economy to benefit from the production’s presence, attracting tourism and supporting local businesses.
With its captivating narrative, stellar cast, and the majestic backdrop of Stirling Castle, “Mary & George” is set to captivate audiences with its blend of history, intrigue, and visual splendor. Similar to the filming of Outlander; Scotland with its outstanding scenery makes it an ideal location for many film producers. Many of our clients that book bespoke Scottish tours want to see these locations.