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11 times celebrities were spotted going about their business in Glasgow

Glasgow is THE place to be (as if you didn’t already know).

We are home to some of the best restaurants and have been dubbed the film capital of the world by many.

This doesn’t come as a shock to us Glasgow residents as Indiana Jones and The Flash shot on our downtown streets in less than a month.

So many celebrities have visited Glasgow either for filming or a concert at the Hydro.

Because of this, we’ve only looked at some of the celebs who have visited Glasgow and where they have ventured to go.

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson opened a charity shop in Glasgow in 1999.

Anderson is best known for her portrayal as Dana Scully / OSS agent in The X Files, Margaret Thatcher in The Crown and most recently as Jean Milburn in the Netflix hit series Sex Education.

The star came to our town in 1999 when she was visiting a charity shop to cut the ribbon while she was filming scenes for the House of Joy in town.

The film was shot in prime locations in Glasgow, including the City Chambers.

Kiefer Sutherland

Sutherland is also known for his roles in 24 and Lost Boys.

Sutherland is also known for his roles in 24 and Lost Boys.

The Designated Survivor star previously stopped off at The Ingram Wynd in Merchant City before taking the Old Fruitmarket stage for his second album, Reckless & Me.

How cool is that

Vanessa Hudgens

The HSM star was recorded sitting in a car in front of the cathedral.

The HSM star was recorded sitting in a car in front of the cathedral.

High school musical star Vanessa Hudgens flew to Scotland to film Netflix’s The Princess Switch: Switched Again.

They filmed in the 12th century Glasgow Cathedral.

George MacKay

The actor became famous for his leading role in the First World War epic in 1917.

The actor became famous for his leading role in the First World War epic in 1917.

1917 star George MacKay visited and loved Glasgow’s Fratelli Sarti.

Fun fact: 1917 was partially shot in Glasgow and won a number of awards including an Oscar, a Golden Globes and several BAFTAs.

Anthony Bourdain

The late and very missing Anthony Bourdain, who tragically passed away in 2018, visited Glasgow in 2015 as part of his series “Parts Unknown”.

It’s now on Netflix, and in the trailer, Bourdain can be seen eating fish and chips with haggis at The University Cafe on Byres Road.

After looking at french fries, cheese and curry sauce, Bourdain commented: “The combination of french fries or ‘chips’ in the local dialect, with curry sauce and cheese might go a little too far.”

A direction

A One Direction Twitter fan page reminded the people of Glasgow of the time when Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik visited Glasgow.

What an honour!

Boyd Holbrook

Narcos actor Boyd Holbrook recently shared a video with his 165,000 followers on Instagram walking through Glasgow. He can be seen walking down Queen Street and stopping by Kcal Kitchen later on his day off from filming India Jones.

Indiana Jones star Holbrook was pictured outside the Kcal Kitchen.

Indiana Jones star Holbrook was pictured outside the Kcal Kitchen.

Sam Heughan

This isn’t the first celebrity encounter Kcal Kitchen employees have had, as another celebrity who visited the healthy eatery was Outlander star Sam Heughan.

Heughan was also in town to film.

Look, we told you – film capital of the world!

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne feeds pigeons in George Square, Glasgow, 1982.

Ozzy Osbourne in 1982.

Ozzy Osbourne was seen feeding pigeons in George Square, Glasgow in 1982.

Just your daily Glasgow thing.

Jamie-Lee O’Donnell

Look who came by.

Look who came by to soak up the sun.

Actress Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, best known for her role as Michelle Mallon in Derry Girls, was spotted on Ashton Lane in Glasgow in Brel this June.

Luckily the sun was shining for them as Glasgow will miss the heatwave while the rest of Britain is sizzling.

Not fair.

Hugh Jackman

The Greatest Showman star visited Loch Lomond in 2019.

The star, also known as Wolverine, was in town to perform on SSE Hydro as part of his The Man The Music The Show tour.

You can read more about his journey here.

Did you spot other celebrities while you were in Glasgow?

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