Game of Thrones: TV drama ‘contributes £110m to NI economy’

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Daenerys Targaryen The hit US TV series Game of Thrones is mostly filmed in Northern Ireland and the locations have become tourist attractions for fans of the show

The hit US TV series Game of Thrones is mostly filmed in Northern Ireland and the locations have become tourist attractions for fans of the show

The fantasy adventure TV series Game of Thrones has contributed an estimated £110m to the Northern Ireland economy.

That is according to new figures from Northern Ireland Screen, which has provided production funding for the HBO series.

The programme, some of which is filmed in Northern Ireland, has been nominated for 24 Emmy awards.

Two of those nominations are for Northern Ireland production crew members.

Ronan Hill, who won an Emmy in 2012, has been nominated again for outstanding sound mixing for a drama, while Carla Stronge has been nominated for outstanding casting for a drama.

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