Release date for film with scenes shot at Dunnottar

Director Paul McGuigan shared this spectacular shot on his Twitter feed while shooting scenes at Dunnottar Castle.

Director Paul McGuigan shared this spectacular shot on his Twitter feed while shooting scenes at Dunnottar Castle.

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A new movie starring Daniel Radcliffe and featuring our very own Dunnottar Castle is due to be released on

October 2.

Daniel Radcliffe happily posed with some local youngsters during a break in filming.

Daniel Radcliffe happily posed with some local youngsters during a break in filming.

Blockbuster ‘Victor Frankenstein’ was filmed last year and cast and crew spent two days at Dunnottar in March shooting scenes for the highly anticipated feature.

Local people were able to meet the Harry Potter actor and his co-star, James McAvoy, during the shoot when they were spotted relaxing in Stonehaven during breaks in filming.

Speaking to the Leader and Observer at the time, castle custodian Wendy Sylvester said: “We all got a chance to meet and spend time with the cast and crew. They were really warm with staff, and were very nice, genuine and down to earth.

“They seemed to like it here a lot, and I think they enjoyed being here very much. We really enjoyed having them - we’re missing them now they’re gone!

James McAvoy e=with a young fan while filming at Dunnottar Castle in March 2014.

James McAvoy e=with a young fan while filming at Dunnottar Castle in March 2014.

“It’s been a very exciting week for us and a nice break from the normal routine.”

Scottish director Paul McGuigan posted on social media a picture of a camera panning round the castle from the south cliffs.

The new film promises to be a “unique, never-before-seen” twist on the original story, and is told from the perspective of Frankenstein’s hunchbacked assistant, Igor - played by Radcliffe.

McAvoy plays Victor von Frankenstein, and the cast also includes Jessica Brown Findlay.

McGuigan recently directed the hit television series, Sherlock, and has films Lucky Number Seven and Gangster No. 1 under his belt.

Much of the filming took place at Twickenham and Ealing studios, as well as various UK locations.

It is not the first time iconic Dunnottar has had a starring role in a big budget movie, as Mel Gibson filmed Hamlet there in 1990, and the ruins were the basis of the castle seen in the animated Disney feature, Brave.