Where was Netflix’s The Unforgivable filmed? Know Cast & Location

The Unforgivable is an emotional drama film whose story follows a woman who tries to return back into her normal life after serving her time in prison. It stars Graham King and Sandra Bullock in the lead role along with other supporting cast members. The film has been directed by Nora Fingscheidt and the story written by Peter Craig based on the 2009 novel Unforgiven by Sally Wainwright. All the locations from prison to home looks enticing and realistic but the actual places of filming might surprise you. Let’s dive in.

Where was The Unforgivable filmed?

Netflix’s The Unforgivable was filmed entirely in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. According to reports, the original filming began on 3 Feb 2020 and concluded in 15 October 2020. The filming took a long time because of the Covid-19 pandemic that forced the producers to halt the production in the middle. Filming was paused on 13 Mar 2020 and resumed back after five months gap in Sep 2, 2020 and finally finished on 15 October of the same year.

The Unforgivable filming locations

The indoor scenes were filmed inside Canadian Motion Picture Park Studios in Burnaby(Revenant location) while the river scene of the film was shot in Surrey region of BC. Some outdoor scenes featuring urban areas have been shot in Coquitlam region located in the lower mainland of British Columbia. Especially, Ruth’s family farmhouse scenes were shot there.

The Unforgivable Cast

  • Viola Davis as Liz Ingram
  • Sandra Bullock as Ruth Slater
  • Aaron Pearl as Ruth’s Father
  • Jon Bernthal as Blake
  • Richard Thomas as Michael Malcolm
  • Vincent D’Onofrio as John Ingram
  • Linda Emond as Rachel Malcolm
  • Emma Nelson as Emily Malcolm
  • Will Pullen as Steve Whelan
  • Aisling Franciosi as Katherine Malcolm
  • Tom Guiry as Keith Whelan (as Thomas Guiry)
  • Jessica McLeod as Hannah Whelan
  • W. Earl Brown as Mac Whelan
  • Rob Morgan as Vincent Cross
  • Neli Kastrinos as Katie (5 Yrs)
  • Orlando Lucas as Ryan Ingram
  • Andrew Francis as Corey
  • Jude Wilson as Daniel Ingram
  • Paul Moniz de Sa as Contractor
  • Craig March as Foreman
  • Alistair Abell as Police Sergeant
  • Patti Kim as Patty
  • Jessica Charbonneau as Waitress
  • Bobbi Charlton as Miss Tiffany
  • William Belleau as Bob Farrior
  • Viv Leacock as Cameron
  • Toby Hargrave as Stan
  • Donavon Stinson as Police Officer
  • Willy Ross as Retired Cop
  • Carolyn Field as Roommate #1
  • Joyanna Tonge as Roommate #2
  • Michelle Choi-Lee as Receptionist
  • Angela Moore as Corrections Officer #1
  • Simon Chin as Corrections Officer #2
  • Cynthia Loewen as Chantal
  • Sarah Kelley as Wanda
  • Kayt Roth as Chelsea Meikle
  • Jeremy Arnold as Loud Man
  • Kelly-Ruth Mercier as Corrections Officer #3
  • Tom MacNeill as Limping street wanderer
  • Julie Tao as Asian College Student
  • Art Kitching as Young Cop
  • Flossie McKnight as Transitional House Woman
  • Janet Walmsley as Mom Whelan
  • Tamara Bunker as Angry Housemate
  • Wolff Podzun as Park Visitor


The Unforgivable is the story of Ruth Slater who come out from prison after serving for 20 years. She discovers no hope in living outside and only feels bad to see that she is being treated as a second class citizen. Moreover, she searches for her long-lost sister who can hold her.

Lakshya Kaushik

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