AWARD-winning director Sam Mendes has been spotted in Glasgow at filming for his latest movie – just days after winning a Tony Award.

The Skyfall filmmaker, who won the best direction of a play prize for The Ferryman at the ceremony on Sunday, was hard at work on the set of First World War drama 1917 at Govan Graving Docks.

He could be seen in a black hat and black zipped jumper directing a scene with Kingsman actor Mark Strong and Captain Fantastic star George MacKay.

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Mendes was also spotted watching footage on a monitor and in conversation with Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins.

Very little is known about the plot of the film but the assembled actors were all pictured in military uniforms, many with rifles slung over their shoulder.

The film is also due to star Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott, Colin Firth and Richard Madden.

It is expected to be released in UK cinemas in 2020.