John Hannah has admitted how much he enjoyed being back with "serious hard core Jocks" making his latest film in Scotland.
The star of Spartacus and Four Weddings And A Funeral stars in hard-hitting drama The Wee Man, based on the life of real-life former Scottish gangster Paul Ferris.
John said: "It's a gangster film but not in the mould of a British gangster film with Cockneys. It's a period piece. I thought it was a good script, I hadn't done anything in Scotland for a long time.
"It was kind of cool to be back with a whole bunch of serious hard core Jocks, y'know?"
The Scottish actor - who has starred in detective shows McCallum and Cold Blood - next appears with Suranne Jones in Charlie Brooker's spoof cop show A Touch Of Cloth.
"Before I read the script my thought was, 'Oh... another detective show...' but I got the script and it was just a hoot," he said.
"It was quite tricky not to laugh sometimes because we were doing stuff which was just so insane.
"There was a bit with Suranne where we look at each other and it goes on a bit too long, turning into one of those moments where you're like, 'Are we going to kiss?' That was quite hard."
:: A Touch Of Cloth begins on Sky Atlantic on Sunday, August 26.