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Eddie Marsan joins newcomer Aggi O’Casey on set of BBC period drama Ridley Road

Eddie Marsan looks relaxed as he joins stylish newcomer Aggi O’Casey on set of BBC period drama Ridley Road

Filming began on set of Ridley Road earlier this month. 

And Eddie Marsan was seen heading out onto set to film scenes with newcomer Aggi O’Casey, who has the lead role in the BBC period drama, along a residential road in Lancashire.

The actor, 52, looked relaxed as he got into character as Soly Malinovsky in a grey jumper that he wore over a blue striped shirt and grey suit trousers. 

Getting to work: Eddie Marsan looked relaxed as he joined stylish newcomer Aggi O’Casey on set of BBC period drama Ridley Road to shoot scenes in Lancashire on Thursday

Ridley Road is based on the novel of the same name by Jo Bloom and tells the story of Vivien Epstein, a young hairdresser who moves to London after her father dies.

Aggi takes on the role of Vivien, and she put on a stylish display in a 60s-era outfit that saw her pair a cornflower blue coat with a chic blue dress.

She wore a blonde wig which had been styled into a bob with curled ends for a chic look, while she wore a slick of bright red lipstick. 

Aggi was seen heading out of a house and looking around while Eddie sat in a taxi and read a newspaper during the scene. 

Stunning: Aggi, who takes on the lead role of Vivien, put on a stylish display in a 60s-era outfit that saw her pair a cornflower blue coat with a chic blue dress

Stunning: Aggi, who takes on the lead role of Vivien, put on a stylish display in a 60s-era outfit that saw her pair a cornflower blue coat with a chic blue dress

Preparing: The actor looked relaxed as he got into character as Soly Malinovsky in a grey jumper that he wore over a blue striped shirt and grey suit trousers

Safety first: Eddie kept a face mask on while he wasn't filming

Preparing: The actor looked relaxed as he got into character as Soly Malinovsky in a grey jumper that he wore over a blue striped shirt and grey suit trousers

Staying warm: During a break from filming, Aggi wore a puffy black coat and carried a small hot water bottle to try and warm up during the outdoor shoot

Staying warm: During a break from filming, Aggi wore a puffy black coat and carried a small hot water bottle to try and warm up during the outdoor shoot

In the drama, Vivien attempts to track down a man named Jack Morris who she had an intense romance with, but is initially unsuccessful. 

Far-right fascism is on the rise in the East End and Vivien ends up going undercover with the fascists for the sake of her country and the man she loves.

The series also stars Tracy Ann Oberman, Rory Kinnear as the racist leader Colin Jordan along with EastEnders stars Danny Hatchard and Tamzin Outhwaite. 

Stylish: Aggi wore a blonde wig which had been styled into a bob with curled ends for a chic look, while she wore a slick of bright red lipstick

Stylish: Aggi wore a blonde wig which had been styled into a bob with curled ends for a chic look, while she wore a slick of bright red lipstick

Places! Aggi was seen heading out of a house and looking around while Eddie sat in a taxi and read a newspaper during the scene

Places! Aggi was seen heading out of a house and looking around while Eddie sat in a taxi and read a newspaper during the scene

Period drama: Eddie was seen holding up a mocked-up newspaper cover that was reporting on a bank heist gunman, and how they were still on the run

Period drama: Eddie was seen holding up a mocked-up newspaper cover that was reporting on a bank heist gunman, and how they were still on the run

Ridley Road has been written and adapted for television by Sarah Solemani who said of the show: ‘Britain’s relationship with fascism is closer and more alive than we like to think. Luckily, so is our rich heritage of fighting it. 

‘Jo Bloom’s gripping book revealed a darker side of sixties London and the staggering contribution the Jewish community made in the battle against racism. 

‘I am thrilled to be working with RED and the BBC to bring this little-known slice of British history to the screen.’

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, added: ‘Sarah’s brilliant scripts tell a unique story of doomed love and undercover espionage against a backdrop of a fascist uprising in 1960s London. 

‘This story couldn’t feel more timely and we are hugely indebted Sarah for bringing this story to life in her own style.’

Lead actress Aggi, who graduated from The Lir Academy, said: ‘Sarah Solemani has blown me away with the detail, sensitivity, and complexity with which she has written Vivien. I can’t wait to bring this vital and little-known story to life.’

The series has been filming since the beginning of November although it is not yet known when it will air on screens.  

Drama: Ridley Road is based on the novel of the same name by Jo Bloom and tells the story of Vivien Epstein, a young hairdresser who moves to London after her father dies

Drama: Ridley Road is based on the novel of the same name by Jo Bloom and tells the story of Vivien Epstein, a young hairdresser who moves to London after her father dies

Plot: In the drama, Vivien attempts to track down a man named Jack Morris who she had an intense romance with, but is initially unsuccessful

Plot: In the drama, Vivien attempts to track down a man named Jack Morris who she had an intense romance with, but is initially unsuccessful

Doing her part: Far-right fascism is on the rise in the East End and Vivien ends up going undercover with the fascists for the sake of her country and the man she loves

Doing her part: Far-right fascism is on the rise in the East End and Vivien ends up going undercover with the fascists for the sake of her country and the man she loves

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