GOLDEN-GLOBE-WINNING Scots actor Brian Cox has called for more action to help Scotland attract major film and TV productions.

The 73-year-old actor said Scotland "has the ability", but needs more studio space to be able to capitalise on its talent.

Plans to create a full-time permanent film studio in Scotland - in addition to the converted warehouse in Cumbernauld where the Outlander TV series is shot - have been troubled.

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A £250 million purpose-built facility planned for the Pentland Estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh was stymied last year by a court ruling in a land tenancy row, prompting a change of plans to a site at Dalkeith, Midlothian.

Separately, Screen Scotland planned to put a private firm in place to turn a former wave power plant at the city's Leith Docks, used in producing Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, into a round-the-clock film studio last spring but this deadline was missed.

Now, independence-supporting Cox - who won best actor in a TV drama for his role in Succession at the Golden Globes - says more needs to be done. 

Speaking on BBC Scotland's The Nine, he said: "We've got great crews in Scotland - that's why we really need to get that studio off the ground.

"We can service so many films, we've got the ability. I've done two or three in Scotland.

"So I know the props guys, the film workers in Scotland are pretty phenomenal, and I want to see more work happening."

Parts of Succession, the HBO comedy-drama about the family of a media mogul, were filmed in Dundee earlier this year. Filming also took place in Glasgow.

Cox, who was born in the city, said: "I think everyone was delighted to be in Dundee."

He went on: "It's the weirdest thing - originally the character wasn't born in Dundee, in fact he wasn't born in Dundee until the ninth episode of the first series.

"Originally the character was born in Quebec, Canada, and I was playing it that way.

"Then they said 'you're no longer born in Quebec. You're born in some place called Dundee, Scotland'. And I said - well that's where I'm from."