Scottish Village Location For New David Tennant Film

A village near Stirling will provide one of the locations for the new film starring David Tennant, What We Did On Our Holiday, which starts shooting next week. The film's producer, Dan Winch, has confirmed that the production will be visiting Doune near Stirling as part of the shoot. A former bank will stand in as a hotel, much to the delight of village resident Jennifer Innes who operates a flower shop from the building. It's not known yet which of the cast, which also includes Rosamund Pike, Billy Connolly, Amelia Bullmore and Ben Miller, will be present that day.

It's not the first time that Done has featured as a movie location - its historic castle was one of the locations for Monty Python And The Holy Grail nearly 40 years ago, from which John Cleese's French guard taunted King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his knights. 

Jennifer Innes said of the filming,  “I am happy to say that it is going ahead and it will be quite nice that again Doune is being filmed. Everyone in Doune knows about it and are excited. I will be leaving them (the film crew) to it although I would not mind being an extra.”

What We Did On Our Holiday was written by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton and will be filmed using the same semi-improvised techniques employed in their hit TV series Outnumbered. The film follows divorcing couple Doug and Abi (David Tennant and Rosamund Pike) who travel to Scotland for a family event with strict instructions to their three children to keep their current difficulties quiet. BBC Films and Origin Pictures will produce with backing from Creative Scotland. Shooting starts in Scotland on June 17th with the film scheduled for a 2014 release.