A French director moved his entire family to Cumbernaul after falling in love with the girl from the upcoming 1980s comedy Gregory’s Girl.
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.
He has now established a production company in Scotland, Firewalker Films, and runs filmmaking seminars to encourage a new generation of local filmmakers, Daily record report.
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 went to Cumbernauld hoping to get Gibber but did not find work, but still decided to move on permanently.
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 has now teamed up with BAFTA-winning Scottish director Duncan Cowles and will host a series of documentary-making seminars at the 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.
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