Irvine Welsh’s crime films in Edinburgh and Glasgow

An adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s thriller Crime kicks off this week with a three-month shoot in Glasgow and Edinburgh with Dougray Scott.

Britbox ordered the drama from Buccaneer Media and Off Grid Film and TV, marking the first time Welsh’s work had been adapted for television.

James Strong and David Blair run the 6×60, in which Scott plays DI Ray Lennox, who investigates the disappearance of a school girl while battling his own personal demons. The cast includes Joanna Vanderham, Angela Griffin, Ken Stott and James Sives.

David Blair produces; The scripts come from Welsh (picture) and his long-time script partner Dean Cavanagh. The couple also produces alongside Scott, Strong, Tony Wood, Richard Tulk-Hart and Pamela Hansson.

Scott commented, “Irvine Welsh is one of the greatest Scottish writers of all time and I am proud and excited to be working on his first television adaptation. It’s an honor to work with such a talented cast and creative team. “

Director Strong added, “I am delighted to begin production of this dramatic take on Irvine’s brilliant novel. With a great cast, we work together to create a classic work of pathos and true emotional quality based on gritty realism. Viewers can expect a dark, visceral, shocking ride. ”

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