Buccaneer Media and Dougray Scott launch Buccaneer Scotland

Buccaneer Media the London-headquartered TV production company behind ‘Marcella’ (ITV/ Netflix) and ‘Crime’ (Britbox) today announces it is teaming up with renowned actor Dougray Scott (‘Mission Impossible 2’, ‘Twin Town’, ‘My Week With Marilyn’, ‘Crime’) to launch a new production business dedicated to creating original international drama series with Scottish literary talent.

Buccaneer Scotland will be based in Glasgow and its mission is to promote Scottish voices and culture and bring original stories from the country’s best talent to a global audience.

The business will be led by Buccaneer joint CEOs Tony Wood and Richard Tulk-Hart together with Dougray Scott. The partners have recently collaborated on ‘Crime’, the Irvine Welsh novel adapted for BritBox in which Scott stars and is released on BritBox on November 18th.

“The idea of setting up a production company in Scotland comes from a desire simply to tell Scottish stories. I’ve been lucky enough to work all over the world and see life through many different eyes. My intention has always been to ultimately tell stories that derive from Scotland. We have an extraordinary amount of talent in our country. Young, old, from many different backgrounds. I’ve been lucky enough to work with writers from the likes of Iain Banks to Irvine Welsh and I feel I have an innate understanding of Scottish writing. Our stories travel effortlessly and resonate to every corner of the planet. We have so many similarities with all the nations of this world, but also a uniqueness that makes our tales ripe for telling, and also to be showcased everywhere” said Dougray Scott.

“Screen Scotland worked closely with Buccaneer to facilitate Crime filming in Scotland, supporting the production and Buccaneer’s skills development work with an award from the Broadcast Content Fund. Buccaneer’s new expansion into Scotland with Dougray renews Tony and Richard’s very welcome commitment to developing authentic and entertaining drama from Scotland for international audiences” said David Smith Director of Screen at Creative Scotland.

Buccaneer also recently announced it is developing other Irvine Welsh novels for TV, ‘The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins’ and ‘The Blade Artist’. Robert Carlyle (‘Trainspotting’, ‘T2: Trainspotting’, ‘The Full Monty’, ‘The World Is Not Enough’) will reprise his role as Frank Begbie in ‘The Blade Artist’, an adaptation of the novel that picks up twenty years after the events of ‘Trainspotting’.

Buccaneer Media is a partnership with Canada’s Cineflix Media.

About Buccaneer Media

Buccaneer Media is a London-based international content production company led by joint CEOs Tony Wood and Richard Tulk-Hart.

The company’s mission is to partner with the industry’s best talent, global streaming platforms and broadcasters around the world to create premium scripted content for the international marketplace. Buccaneer currently has projects with partners including HBOMax, Netflix, NRK, Acorn and ITV.

Buccaneer is currently collaborating with a world-class stable of literary and directing talents including Lars Lundström, Oystein Karlsen, C.J.Tudor, Hans Rosenfeldt, Charley Miles, Ingeborg Topsoe, Sandhya Suri, Harry Wootliff, Irvine Welsh, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth MacNeal, Rose Lewenstein, Baltasar Kormakur and John Brownlow.

Productions include ‘Desi Rascals’, the award-winning co-production with Gurinder Chadha (‘Bend It Like Beckham’) for Sky and scripted drama ‘Marcella’ which aired to global critical acclaim and saw Anna Friel winning an Emmy for her lead performance as Marcella Backland. The company recently produced  Crime’, Irvine Welsh’s first novel adapted for TV for Britbox starring Dougray Scott (‘(Mission: Impossible 2, Batwoman, The Woman in White’) with Off Grid Film & TV and Whitstable Pearl season 2 starring Kerry Godliman (‘After Life’) for Acorn TV.

Buccaneer Media is a partnership with Canada’s Cineflix Media.

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