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Michael Sheen and Sharon Horgan spotted riding bikes on the set of their new drama Best Interests

Sharon Horgan, 51, and Michael Sheen, 53, were spotted filming scenes for their new BBC drama Best Interests in Cheltenham on Friday.

The duo cycled bikes for the shoot and while Sharon’s character looked to be in her element, Michael’s appeared a little unsure of himself while on two wheels.

The talented starts who play husband and wife in the upcoming four-part drama, took their bikes from a large shelter before heading off down the street.

Speedy: Sharon Horgan, 51, and Michael Sheen, 53, were spotted filming scenes for their new BBC drama Best Interests in Cheltenham on Friday

Slow down: The duo cycled bikes for the shoot and while Sharon's character looked to be in her element, Michael's (pictured) appeared unsteady on two wheels

Slow down: The duo cycled bikes for the shoot and while Sharon’s character looked to be in her element, Michael’s (pictured) appeared unsteady on two wheels

The Irish actress looked gorgeous in a plunging burgundy top which her character wore with a floral skirt. 

The costume department layered the look with an emerald cardigan and black waterproof coat.

Her blonde hair falling in a relaxed style, the actress showed off her toned legs as she rode relaxed in a pair of cerulean print trainers

Gorgeous: The Irish actress looked gorgeous in a plunging burgundy top which her character wore with a floral skirt

Gorgeous: The Irish actress looked gorgeous in a plunging burgundy top which her character wore with a floral skirt

Welsh actor Michael looked smart in a burgundy checked shirt which he wore with tan chinos and suede boots.

With his character appearing nervous he clenched the handle bars as he followed his co-star along the street.

His costume was completed with a navy raincoat and a back pack, with both wearing helmets for the ride.

Oh no: With his character appearing nervous he clenched the handle bars as he followed his co-star along the street

Oh no: With his character appearing nervous he clenched the handle bars as he followed his co-star along the street

Can't wait: The talented starts who play husband and wife in the upcoming four-part drama, took their bikes from a large shelter before heading off down the street

Shattered: Both stopped for a break during the long shoot

Can’t wait: The talented starts who play husband and wife in the upcoming four-part drama, took their bikes from a large shelter before heading off down the street

Amazing: Later the duo were spotted as they were filmed by a drone, the camera hovered following the actors as they delivered their lines

Amazing: Later the duo were spotted as they were filmed by a drone, the camera hovered following the actors as they delivered their lines

Later the duo were spotted as they were filmed by a remote-control drone, the camera hovered following the actors as they delivered their lines.  

Pulling actress Sharon later stopped for a break where she removed her warm cardigan as she raised her fists joking around with members of the crew.

The pair was also seen discussing an upcoming manoeuvre as the actress laid a friendly hand on Michael’s arm. 

LOL: Pulling actress Sharon later stopped for a break where she removed her warm cardigan as she raised her fists joking around with members of the crew

Boiling: The comedian enjoyed some sun during a break in filming

Lol: Pulling actress Sharon later stopped for a break where she removed her warm cardigan as she raised her fists joking around with members of the crew

Pals: The pair was also seen discussing an upcoming manoeuvre as the actress laid a friendly hand on Michael's arm

Pals: The pair was also seen discussing an upcoming manoeuvre as the actress laid a friendly hand on Michael’s arm

Drama: The story follows the family as they go through the difficult legal process and struggle to come to grips with the monumental decision

Drama: The story follows the family as they go through the difficult legal process and struggle to come to grips with the monumental decision

The series explores the rights of children and the UK’s disabled community as it follows the married couple as they are forced to make impossible choices. 

Previously speaking of the project, Michael said: ‘Jack Thorne is such an extraordinary writer and he has approached this incredibly important and urgent subject with humanity, honesty and humour.’

While Sharon said the emotional script for Best Interests, written by disability rights activist Jack Thorne, ‘broke’ her when she first read it.

She added: ‘Best Interests’ broke me when I first read the script and then again after talking with Jack about it.

‘COVID seems to have shone a closer light on the desperate inequalities that exist for our disabled community so this felt very timely.’ 

Exciting: The series explores the rights of children and the UK's disabled community as it follows the married couple as they are forced to make impossible choices

Exciting: The series explores the rights of children and the UK’s disabled community as it follows the married couple as they are forced to make impossible choices

Awards:  Sharon said the emotional script for Best Interests, written by disability rights activist Jack Thorne, 'broke' her when she first read it.

Awards:  Sharon said the emotional script for Best Interests, written by disability rights activist Jack Thorne, ‘broke’ her when she first read it.

Michael’s latest venture comes after he revealed last month that his girlfriend Anna Lundberg is pregnant with their second child.

The not-for-profit actor shared the news on his Twitter account as he posted a picture of Anna’s blossoming baby bump.

The couple are parents to daughter Lyra, two, while Michael also has daughter Lily, 23, with ex Kate Beckinsale. 

Daddy: Michael's latest venture comes after he revealed last month that his girlfriend Anna Lundberg is pregnant with their second child

Daddy: Michael’s latest venture comes after he revealed last month that his girlfriend Anna Lundberg is pregnant with their second child

Lovely: The not-for-profit actor shared the news on his Twitter account as he posted a picture of Anna's blossoming baby bump

Lovely: The not-for-profit actor shared the news on his Twitter account as he posted a picture of Anna’s blossoming baby bump

The adorable snap was cropped to show Anna’s baby bump while she, Michael and Lyra placed their hands lovingly on top.

Michael wrote alongside the photograph: ‘It appears there may be another on the way! #AngelDelight.’ 

The couple have been in a romance since May 2019 and welcomed Lyra four months later.

Cute: The couple have been in a romance since May 2019 and welcomed Lyra four months later

Cute: The couple have been in a romance since May 2019 and welcomed Lyra four months later

Last year, Michael and Anna discussed working together for the first time in the second series of BBC’s comedy series Staged and touched on juggling parenting with their new stint, set at their home in South Wales during the Covid lockdown.

The couple admitted ‘alcohol was involved’ in the scenes they filmed with David Tennant and his wife Georgia as the couples bonded and filmed the majority of their show at night when their babies were asleep. 

In the programme, which used video-conferencing technology, actors Michael and David play fictionalised versions of themselves as they attempt to rehearse a Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author virtually amid the pandemic. 

The Deal star admitted he struggled to shoot content with his partner as they rotated their mother and father duties. 

Baby joy! Last year, Michael and Anna discussed working together for the first time in the second series of BBC 's comedy series Staged and touched on juggling parenting with their new stint, set at their home in South Wales during the Covid lockdown

Baby joy! Last year, Michael and Anna discussed working together for the first time in the second series of BBC ‘s comedy series Staged and touched on juggling parenting with their new stint, set at their home in South Wales during the Covid lockdown

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