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Filming on golf movie to begin in Scottish Borders

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Image caption Jack Lowden has had leading roles on stage and screen

A Borders actor is returning to his roots later this month to film scenes for a movie about golf.

Jack Lowden has had leading role success on stage in Black Watch and Chariots of Fire.

He is now set for a movie role as he stars in Tommy's Honour, directed by Jason Connery.

It tells the story of the first ever green keeper at St Andrews and his 17-year-old son who remains the youngest ever winner of The Open Championship.

The cast, which includes Peter Mullan, will head for the Borders on 20 August for location filming.

Shops around the Northgate and Bridgegate in Peebles are being adapted for the 19th century story.

Lowden, 25, grew up in Oxton, was deputy head boy at Earlston High, and graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2011.

Last year he won an Olivier Award and the Ian Charleson Award for his performance as Oswald in Ibsen's Ghosts on the London stage.

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