Former GOT star Sean Bean swaps Westeros for Crewe as shooting gets underway for new street racing series Curfew

He known for his role as the honorable Ned Stark, once Lord of Winterfell, in the smash hit HBO series Games of Thrones.

And now moving away from his former Westeros, Sean Bean has his sights firmly focused on his new TV project, Curfew, as he was pictured on set in Crewe in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The acclaimed 58-year-old actor was seen clad in a Barbour-style jacket while holding on to a pistol as shooting kicked-off for the new Sky drama, which is set in the illegal world of street-racing.

New project: Sean Bean has his sights firmly focused on his new TV project, Curfew, as he was pictured on set in Manchester in the early hours of Thursday morning

New project: Sean Bean has his sights firmly focused on his new TV project, Curfew, as he was pictured on set in Manchester in the early hours of Thursday morning

Holding the gun menacingly, Sean's character kept a low-profile alongside a white sports car while he covered his hair with a flat cap.

Inbetween scenes, The Field actor looked relaxed as crew milled around the set fixing the lighting and setting up the next shot.

While in another shot, Sean's co-star Rose Williams could be seen sporting a prosthetic bump under a form-fitting black T-shirt while she wrapped a metallic shearling-lined jacket.  

The 24-year-old actress teamed her character's wardrobe with a pair of black denims, trainers and striking medallion-style necklace while her curly brunette tresses cascaded down her shoulder. 

Bumping along: While in another shot, Sean's co-star Rose Williams could be seen sporting a prosthetic bump under a form-fitting black T-shirt while she wrapped a metallic shearling-lined jacket

Bumping along: While in another shot, Sean's co-star Rose Williams could be seen sporting a prosthetic bump under a form-fitting black T-shirt while she wrapped a metallic shearling-lined jacket

Action: The acclaimed 58-year-old actor was seen clad in a Barbour-style jacket while holding on to a pistol as shooting kicked-off for the new Sky drama, which is set in the illegal world of street-racing
Action: The acclaimed 58-year-old actor was seen clad in a Barbour-style jacket while holding on to a pistol as shooting kicked-off for the new Sky drama, which is set in the illegal world of street-racing

Action: The acclaimed 58-year-old actor was seen clad in a Barbour-style jacket while holding on to a pistol as shooting kicked-off for the new Sky drama, which is set in the illegal world of street-racing

Hats on: Sean's character kept a low-profile alongside a white sports car while he covered his hair with a flat cap

Hats on: Sean's character kept a low-profile alongside a white sports car while he covered his hair with a flat cap

Curfew centres follows the story of ordinary people competing in the world’s fastest, most furious, illegal night-time street race.

Challengers risk everything as they race through the night from London to northernmost Scotland in their pimped-out, weaponised vehicles to win the ultimate prize — freedom from the totalitarian government curfew that controls their lives.

Although it is not yet known who Sean or Rose will play in the upcoming series, they join a star-studded cast including Riviera's Adrian Lester, Peaky Blinders' Aimee-Ffion Edwards and Vikings' Elijah Rowen.  

Waiting: Inbetween scenes, The Field actor looked relaxed as crew milled around the set fixing the lighting and setting up the next shot 

Waiting: Inbetween scenes, The Field actor looked relaxed as crew milled around the set fixing the lighting and setting up the next shot 

Street racing: Curfew centres follows the story of ordinary people competing in the world¿s fastest, most furious, illegal night-time street race
Street racing: Curfew centres follows the story of ordinary people competing in the world¿s fastest, most furious, illegal night-time street race

Street racing: Curfew centres follows the story of ordinary people competing in the world’s fastest, most furious, illegal night-time street race

Starring role: Although it is not yet known who Sean or Rose will play in the upcoming series, they join a star-studded cast including Riviera's Adrian Lester, Peaky Blinders' Aimee-Ffion Edwards and Vikings' Elijah Rowen

Starring role: Although it is not yet known who Sean or Rose will play in the upcoming series, they join a star-studded cast including Riviera's Adrian Lester, Peaky Blinders' Aimee-Ffion Edwards and Vikings' Elijah Rowen

Created by Matthew Read, the eight-part series is co-produced by Endemol Shine’s Tiger Aspect and Moonage. The show will air on Sky One and their streaming service NOW TV.

Speaking of the new venture, Sky's head of drama Anne Mensah said: 'Funny, emotionally truthful, visceral and above all fast – Curfew is the perfect Sky One show.

'Matthew Read has created fantastically memorable, sometimes shocking, always fascinating characters. You’ll want every single one of them to win the race of their lives.'

The Nantwich News reported on Wednesday that Crewe residents were informed of powerful lighting being used during filming and special effects such as gunfire as well as some stunt driving for the three days of shooting that would take place in the Cheshire town.  

Glossy: The 24-year-old actress teamed her character's wardrobe with a pair of black denims and trainers  while her curly brunette tresses cascaded down her shoulder
Glossy: The 24-year-old actress teamed her character's wardrobe with a pair of black denims and trainers  while her curly brunette tresses cascaded down her shoulder

Glossy: The 24-year-old actress teamed her character's wardrobe with a pair of black denims and trainers while her curly brunette tresses cascaded down her shoulder

In character: Rose was tended to by make-up artists during the shoot who tended to her prosthetic bump

In character: Rose was tended to by make-up artists during the shoot who tended to her prosthetic bump

 

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