Friday, October 30, 2009

Doune Castle is a Film Set once again

The medieval keep of Doune Castle near Stirling, Scotland built at the end of the 1300s for Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, has become the setting for a new Hollywood production by HBO.

Scenes from Game of Thrones, a series based on George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy adventure novels, starring Sean Bean and Lena Headey, were shot there last weekend.

Doune Castle is already a place of pilgrimage for movie fans after it featured as Castle Anthrax in the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It is understood the castle will be used for scenes depicting the courtyard of the fantasy dream realm of Winterfell.

Here you can see the pictures I took there last Friday as they were setting up.

Source: IMDB / BBC / The film crew that were there setting everything up.

1 comment:

Constance said...

Oh really Colonel? You were there on set? How on Earth could that be possible without being swamped for autographs and pleas to join the cast?