David Tennant and Billy Connolly filming What We Did on Our Holiday in Glasgow

The former Broadchurch actor is currently shooting his new movie with fellow Scot Connolly

David Tennant and Billy Connolly are in Glasgow today shooting their new BBC movie What We Did on Our Holiday, about a dysfunctional family who head to Scotland on a chaotic trip for their granddad’s 75th birthday.


The film is the directorial debut of Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, creators of BBC family comedy Outnumbered. Shooting will take place over seven weeks.

Tennant plays Doug, whose marriage is breaking down as he returns to Scotland for a family occasion, while Connolly plays a character named Georgie.

Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’ Diary, Star Wars Episode I) Ben Miller (Death in Paradise), Amelia Bullmore (Scott and Bailey) and former Bond girl Rosamund Pike also star.

Producer Dan Winch told The Herald that the entire film will be shot on location, mostly in the Glasgow area. “We’re shooting at a few private houses largely in and around Glasgow, so our production base is there. We’re shooting fully on location,” he said. “We’ve been working on the film for a long time now so it’s going to be good to get the cameras rolling.”

What We Did on Our Holiday will adopted similar improvisational techniques to Outnumbered, where the children came out with unscripted responses, creating that ‘what will they say next?’ humour.

What We Did on Our Holiday is due for release in 2014.


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