Filming in Edinburgh

West End gets starring role in new film

Screenshot 2015-04-28 15.39.59Edinburgh’s west end was under the spotlight today as it became the latest location for a feature film.

It stars Jeremy Irons, best known for Brideshead Revisited and The French Lieutenant’s Woman, and Olga Kurylenko (left), who played Camille Montes in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace.

Stafford Street, William Street and Alva Street, as well as a part of Melville Street have been restricted to traffic during filming. Filming has also taken place in Regent Terrace.

Remus, the interior design store in Stafford Street, was due to be converted to a grocery for its part in the drama which is called The Correspondence and is being shot by Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore.

It follows the love affair between a professor and a younger woman working in the same field.

It re-unites the Oscar-winning Tornatore, who made Cinema Paradiso, with production company Paco Cinematografica, distributor-producer Warner Bros’ Italy and sales outfit uMedia International.

Tornatore previously made The Best Offer, about a master auctioneer, starring Geoffrey Rush, who becomes obsessed with a reclusive heiress.

Kurylenko recently starred in Russell Crowe’s directorial debut The Water Diviner.




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