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Hollywood Legend Glenn Close in Athens to Shoot ‘Tehran’

Glenn Close. Photo source: @glennclose, Instagram

Hollywood star and eight times Oscar nominee Glenn Close recently arrived in Athens to film for season 2 of Israeli espionage thriller “Tehran”.

After the completion of its first season, which was almost exclusively shot in Athens, the show of Apple TV+ once again “disguises” the Greek capital as the city of Tehran.

Glenn Close has joined Season 2 in the role of Marjan Montazeri, a British woman living in Tehran.

Glenn Close (center) with her dog Pipi in Kypseli, Athens. Photo source: @Develop Athens

The legendary actress recently arrived in Athens with her dog Pipi.

On Tuesday, while working with the crew of “Tehran” in the district of Kypseli, the actress had the chance to meet with Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis and US Ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt.

Glenn Close with Kostas Bakoyannis and Geoffrey Paytt. Photo source: @Kostas Bakoyannis

In recent months, Athens has become the filming location of many domestic and international TV and movie productions, thanks to the newly-established Athens Film Office (AFO).

Created in 2020 by the City of Athens, AFO aims to establish the Greek capital as an attractive filming destination.

The office has already assisted 40 international and domestic productions to film in Athens.

“Global recognition, promotion, jobs, business revenue and many other benefits come from dozens of productions that have taken place in the capital and others scheduled for the near future,” Kostas Bakoyannis wrote on social media after meeting with Close.

Written by Moshe Zonder and Omri Shenhar and directed by Daniel Syrkin, “Tehran” is about the Israeli–Iranian conflict. Scenes of its first season were shot in the Pedion tou Areos near the capital’s center and at Athens International Airport, among other locations.

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Eleftheria has worked for several financial newspapers, magazines and websites during the past 19 years. Between 2004 and 2014 she worked as a radio producer, reporter and presenter for the Greek and English language program of “Athina 9.84 FM”. She also has hands-on experience in the MICE industry.
  1. Stuart Reply

    Congratulations to the Municipality of Ahens and to its mayor and his team for achieving such a grandiose business opportunity despite the magnitude of obvious archaelogical limiations. bravo

    ps even Rome could not achieve same goal

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