Mid and East Antrim celebrates bumper year as filming location for a string of hit television shows
Friday 28 December 2018
Mid and East Antrim is celebrating after a bumper year hosting the filming crews of a string of top television shows.
In the past 12 months cameras have rolled into the borough to film a number of primetime shows, including Line of Duty, Derry Girls, Come Home and Mrs Wilson.
The area has previously provided the backdrop for the most successful television show of all time, Game of Thrones, and Mayor Lindsay Millar says she looks forward to welcoming more big-budget productions to Mid and East Antrim in 2019.
The Mayor said: “It is fantastic that film and television crews are increasingly using our borough’s stunning scenery and remarkable built heritage in their productions.
“These shows showcase our area to audiences throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the world.
“The television and movie industry is said to be worth around £270m to the Northern Ireland economy, with Game of Thrones estimated to have brought more than £206m to our regional economy over eight series.
“Mid and East Antrim’s starring role in hit television shows and movies is great news for the area and our economy.”
Image: BBC Line of Duty image, and filming for upcoming BBC series Ups and Downs, at Greenvale Street, Ballymena, recently