Scotland. Scarlett Johansson, best known for her roles in Lost in Translation and Iron Man 2, filmed scenes at the beach in Auchmithie for new sci-fi film Under the Skin. In the film, Miss Johansson plays an alien who travels around the Highlands of Scotland, seducing men for their body parts. It is based on a book by Scottish author Michel Faber, also called Under the Skin Under the Skin.
Scotland. Auchmithie is a former fishing village in Angus, Scotland, three miles north east of the town of Arbroath. Auchmithie village sits atop a red sandstone cliff, approximately 120 feet above a shingle beach which contains an unusual amount of jasper. In the dilapidated harbour, built in 1891, there are still some small fishing boats. The Arbroath Smokie (haddock hot smoked in a particular way) originated in Auchmithie. Sir Walter Scott stayed in the Waverley Hotel in Auchmithie and described Auchmithie in his novel The Antiquary (1816), under the name Musslecrag.
Old photograph of Auchmithie, Scotland.
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