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Michael Nardone transforms into detective Neil McKinven for Traces filming

Michael Nardone transforms into detective Neil McKinven as filming continues for series two of forensic crime drama Traces in Stockport

Millions tuned in to watch series one when it was aired on the BBC in January, after first being shown on Alibi in 2019. 

And Michael Nardone who plays D.I. Neil McKinven was spotted filming season two of the hit crime drama Traces in Stockport on Monday.

The actor, 54, looked smart in a grey suit and blue shirt which he wore under a stylish grey coat to shoot the new scenes. 

Star: Michael Nardone who plays D.I. Neil McKinven was spotted filming season two of the hit crime drama Traces in Stockport on Monday

The star completed his look with a red and blue striped tie as he spoke on the phone in one scene.  

Michael was also spotted filming scenes with another smartly dressed man as they strolled down the street talking.

The actors were joined by an extensive camera crew as filming continued in a shopping district near Manchester.

Work: The actor, 54, looked smart in a grey suit and blue shirt which he wore under a stylish grey coat as he filmed scenes with another man

Work: The actor, 54, looked smart in a grey suit and blue shirt which he wore under a stylish grey coat as he filmed scenes with another man

Serious: The star completed his look with a red and blue striped tie as he spoke on the phone in another scene

Serious: The star completed his look with a red and blue striped tie as he spoke on the phone in another scene

The series also features Line of Duty star Martin Compston, as character Daniel, however he was not seen at the shoot in Stockport on Monday.  

Traces was first shown in 2019 on Alibi, however 6.7 million tuned in to watch the first episode of the six-part series when it aired on the BBC, reports the Radio Times. 

Series two is set to be just as dramatic and intriguing as season one, with the team working on a series of bombings rather than a single murder.

On set: Michael was also spotted filming scenes with another smartly dressed man who he was taking pictures of on his phone

On set: Michael was also spotted filming scenes with another smartly dressed man who he was taking pictures of on his phone

Friends: Michael, who plays the detective Neil McKinven in the BBC series, took photos of a fellow actor during filming in Stockport

Friends: Michael, who plays the detective Neil McKinven in the BBC series, took photos of a fellow actor during filming in Stockport

Alibi said: ‘Audiences will be reunited with the forensic team as they work to uncover the criminal responsible for a string of bombings in Dundee.

‘Tensions in the city mount as people begin to anticipate when and where the next bombing will take place.’

Also starring in the show is Three Girls’ Molly Windsor, who has previously been seen in acclaimed ITV thriller Cheat.

Team: The actors were joined by an extensive camera crew as filming continued in a shopping district near Manchester

Team: The actors were joined by an extensive camera crew as filming continued in a shopping district near Manchester

Crew: The film crew all wore face masks as they got to work capturing more scenes for the second series

Crew: The film crew all wore face masks as they got to work capturing more scenes for the second series 

She stars as Emma, a lab assistant with a dark past.  

In the first season she was seen trying to solve her own mother’s murder after signing up to an online course which featured the murder as a case study.

She then speaks to Laura Fraser’s character Sarah Gordon and You Me Her actress Jennifer Spence who plays professor of forensic anthropology Kathy Torrance for help.  

All ready to go: The filming team had all their cameras set up ready to shoot the new scenes

All ready to go: The filming team had all their cameras set up ready to shoot the new scenes 

Smile! The other male actor on the set beamed as Michael took a picture of him on his mobile phone

Smile! The other male actor on the set beamed as Michael took a picture of him on his mobile phone

The first series also featured Laurie Brett, Vincent Regan, Michael Nardone and John Gordon Sinclair.

As well as its writer Amelia, Traces is being made by an all-female production team with directors Rebecca Gatward and Mary Nighy at the helm of the project. 

The show is based on an original idea by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid.

Crime drama: The show is based on an original idea by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid. Pictured: Characters Kathy, Sarah, Emma and Daniel in the drama

Crime drama: The show is based on an original idea by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid. Pictured: Characters Kathy, Sarah, Emma and Daniel in the drama

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