Glitz and glamour of movies at Manderston
is the banner on Page one of the Berwickshire-full story here
Manderston has been a favourite film location -big and small screen for some years but it is not the only Berwickshire movie location.
No one may* remember the ill starred local epic 'GONE WITH THE WYND
produced by the media division of the Hutton Think Tank. Filmed almost entirely in Duns and on the B6470 it was the story of a local tearaway Boy Racer who having served three ABSOs came good, is elected Duns Reiver and at the Summer Festival meets a local benefactor (part to be offered to Richard E Grant) who buys him a Formula One car and he, inevitably, wins the World Championship beating the late Jim Clark into second place. With this under his belt he woos and wins a local film star ( envisaged to be played by Tilda Swinton) and lives happily ever afterward in Gourlays Wynd (hence the title)
Sadly the film never reached Cannes, or anywhere else, as in the middle of the shoot, the hero played by a genuine local boy racer, absconded with the car and was never heard of again. (Until recent rumours linked him with police enquires in Columbia)
(* 'will' not 'may' Blog ed)
Labels: Duns, Films at Manderston, Gone with the Wynd, Richard E Grant, Tilda Swinton