Edinburgh's latest film role

Sherlock and Star Wars stars in city drama

One of Us - filmed in Royal Mile
One of Us – filmed in Royal Mile

Edinburgh is the backdrop for a BBC3 drama ‘Clique’, featuring stars from Game of Thrones, Sherlock and Star Wars.

Created by Jess Brittain (Skins), Clique is a six-part drama by BBC Drama and Balloon Entertainment, which sees two best friends – Holly and Georgia – drawn into an elite group of 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 plays Jude McDermid and Emun Eliot (Prometheus; Game of Thrones; Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Filth) appears as her brother, Alistair.

Film Edinburgh, Edinburgh’s film office, is supporting the production 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.

The city plays host to more than 350 film & TV productions a year. Recent productions include: One Of Us, The Secret Agent, The BFG and Trainspotting 2.

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: “It’s 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.”

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