Wednesday 24 January 2024

Filming begins 5th February 2024 of a major new drama about the 1988 Lockerbie bombing starring Colin Firth 

Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King's Speech, A Single Man, The Staircase, Kingsman 1 and 2, Mama Mia, Bridget Jones' Diary, Pride and Prejudice) stars in the upcoming Sky and Peacock Original limited event series Lockerbie. Colin will portray Dr Jim Swire, who tragically lost his beloved daughter, Flora, in the devastating Lockerbie event and has doggedly pursued justice, along with his wife Jane, ever since.

The five-part series is a co-production by Carnival Films, which is part of Universal International Studios, and Sky Studios. Renowned Scottish playwright David Harrower (Blackbird, Knives in Hens) joins the series as lead writer, Maryam Hamidi (Vigil) is guest writer on an episode. BAFTA Award-winning Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders, The Winter King) is lead director. Jim Loach (Save Me) will also direct an episode.

Production of the series has commenced. Gareth Neame and Nigel Marchant are Executive Producers for Carnival Films. Sam Hoyle is Executive Producer for Sky Studios. Other executive producers include David Harrower, Liz Trubridge, Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan and Oskar Slingerland. Brian Kaczynski is Producer and Maryam Hamidi is also Associate Producer. 

Lockerbie will be available on Sky and streaming service NOW in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and on Peacock in the US. NBCUniversal Global TV Distribution will handle international sales of the series. 

Universal International Studios is a division of Universal Studio Group.

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