Murdoch Mysteries

The popular TV show Murdoch Mysteries does a lot of filming in and around the Hamilton area. I had an opportunity to spend some time at one of their favourite locations, the Scottish Rite on Queen St., and see what goes on behind the scenes. Here’s a peek. – photos by Barry Gray

To read Dan Nolan’s story, go to http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/5934334-hamilton-is-heritage-answer-for-tv-show-murdoch-mysteries/

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Assistant Make-up Artist Tracy Bentley with actor David Tompa touching up the makeup before a scene. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Dan Nolan

The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Assistant Make-up Artist Tracy Bentley with actor David Tompa touching up the makeup before a scene. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Lazslo Latorcai adjusts a scrim to filter light in front of a window. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Dan Nolan

The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Lazslo Latorcai adjusts a scrim to filter light in front of a window. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Director of Photography Jim Jeffrey on set. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Dan Nolan

The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Director of Photography Jim Jeffrey on set. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. An extra in costume waits with a coffee during a break in filming. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Dan Nolan

The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. An extra in costume waits with a coffee during a break in filming. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - Th popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Hair being done in a trailer on the back parking lot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Dan Nolan

The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Hair being done in a trailer on the back parking lot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Property Master Craig Grant, right, looks over an old projector. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Dan Nolan

The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Property Master Craig Grant, right, looks over an old projector. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Director Eleanore Lindo and Director of Photography Jim Jeffrey watch a monitor as a scene is being filmed. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Dan Nolan

The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Director Eleanore Lindo and Director of Photography Jim Jeffrey watch a monitor as a scene is being filmed. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Crew members moved a piece of scenery into place for the next scene. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Dan Nolan

The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Crew members moved a piece of scenery into place for the next scene. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Setting up a scene in the round room. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Dan Nolan

The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Setting up a scene in the round room. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Dan Nolan

The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Crews moving scenery around in the halls of the old building. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Dan Nolan

The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Crews moving scenery around in the halls of the old building. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - Th popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Cameraman Joe DaSilva at work. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Dan Nolan

The popular CBC show Murdoch Mysteries filmed at The Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Cameraman Joe DaSilva at work. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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