AND …ACTION!: Ballymena becomes film location for ‘Awakenings’

Filming was taking place at High Street in Ballymena. Pictures: Jackson Minford.

FILMING for BBC production ‘Awakenings’ began in Ballymena on Monday.

The arrival of a huge fleet of trucks at the Ballymoney Road carpark over the weekend had created a real Hollywood buzz.

And today filming was taking place in and around the High Street and Springwell Street areas.

A building at High Street was turned into a solicitor’s office with the name ‘Donleavy & Company Solicitors’ above the door.

It is a docu-drama for BBC called ‘Awakenings’.


It it understood it explores issues around women’s rights.

The show is believed to be based on true stories that have been adapted for screen.


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