Scottish Actor Mike Mitchell visited Fethiye municipality this week to introduce his new film which is planned to be shot on location in Fethiye.
Fethiye Times caught up with Mike to find out more …
Previously, Mike has been involved in over 30 films including Braveheart, Gladiator and Skyfall, part of which was also filmed in Fethiye.
Mitchell, who came to Fethiye for the promotion and planning of the new film, will be sitting in the Producers chair this time, although he has a small part in the film too.
During a visit with Fethiye Mayor, Alim Karaca, Mitchell said that the film, which is categorised as horror genre, will include a cast of American, British and Turkish actors.
Filming is scheduled to take place in May 2020.
More about Mike
Mike Mitchell has been coming to Fethiye for over 19 years. He has owned property in Ovacık and Taşyaka and also has a yacht in Ece Saray Marina. He considers himself an honoury citizen of Fethiye and has done many things to introduce Fethiye and its people to the world in a most positive light.
Born to be an action man, Mike has served in HM Special Forces RN CD after which he became involved in the Offshore Oil Industry, moving rapidly from deep sea diver to sub-sea Operations Manager to Company Owner Managing Director of one of the world’s largest sub-sea consultancies.
He has always pursued his love of fitness, power sports, sailing and horse riding, competing in Britain’s Strongest Man, Horse Three-Day Eventing and bodybuilding. He won five Masters Mr World titles and two Mr Universe titles with the World Fitness Federation.
After receiving a host of awards, in 2010 he was given the highest Honor within the WFF, a place in the Hall of Fame and the prestigious “Living Legend Award”.
As a qualified Yacht Skipper, Mike regularly competes on his own yacht in International Regattas around the Mediterranean.
His acting career started in 1994 when, due to his sheer size and physical presence, he found himself in Braveheart, starring Mel Gibson.
He has since been in several feature films such as, Gladiator, The Planet, One Day Removals, City of Hell, Life on the Line and a brief appearance as Frank Findlay in Emmerdale.
A serious heart attack in 2006 slowed Mike down to a gallop and he started to concentrate more on his acting; since then he has worked alongside the likes of Andrew Garfield, Sean Bean, David Morrissey, Peter Mullins, Tara Cardinal, John Henshaw, Billy Murray, Craig Fairbrass and many others.
Most recently, Mike was involved in two Turkish productions; Koyver Gitsen and Mendilim Kekik Kokuyor.