Gregory’s girl changed French director to Cumbernauld in London

Gregory's girl changed French director to Cumbernauld in London

A French director took his entire family to Cumbernauld after falling in love with the city because of Gregory’s girlfriend.

Maureen Husket, whose film career took her around the world, is a longtime fan of Bill Forsythe’s 1981 classic and moved to the city where it was filmed.

This is a real change of scenery for Maureen, who studied at the famous Sorbonne University in Paris before starting her film career.

Maureen and family husband Andres and children Alexia (7) and Matheo (2)

He has now established a production company in Scotland, Firewalker Films, and runs filmmaking seminars to encourage a new generation of local filmmakers.

The mother of two said: “When I was little, I remember seeing Gregory’s girl on TV, how fun and romantic it was.

“I talked about it with all my classmates and we were all very excited because it was unlike anything we had seen before.

“Even though it was dubbed in French, we still got to see a bit of snooty Scottish humor in it and put it in an everyday space, like a modern housing estate that you can see in a French city, which gives us a lot of Looked attractive. “

Maureen was living and working in London, when she decided to move north last year.

He read that Outlander was looking for a Cumbernauld-based assistant director and sought a place for his love.

She moved to Cumbernauld hoping to get Gibber, but could not find work, so she decided to relocate permanently anyway.

With her husband, Andrés, who was recently diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, the couple felt that the slow pace of life north of the border would be fine for them, and with their children Alexia, seven and Matheo, for two years Picked up sticks.

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He said: “I went out of pure instinct in Scotland, I felt.”

Maureen went north last year

Maureen has teamed up with BAFTA winner Scottish director Duncan Cowles and will host a series of documentary-making workshops at Wardpark Studios in Cumbernaul later this month.

Set in Cumbernauld and starring John Gordon Sinclair, D Hepburn and Claire Grogan, Gregory’s girl celebrated her 40th birthday this week.

Named a new city in 1955, Cumbernauld is famous for its modern architecture.

However, the dilapidated state of its ruthless downtown area earned him the Python on a Plinth Award in 2001 and 2005.

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