Adrian Dunbar is spotted on the set of upcoming drama Ridley

Adrian Dunbar cuts a relaxed figure as he’s spotted filming his upcoming crime drama Ridley in Manchester










Adrian Dunbar was spotted on the set of his upcoming crime drama, Ridley, on Tuesday.

The 63-year-old actor, who is no stranger to a quick role due to his portrayal of Superintendent Ted Hastings in the BBC’s Line Of Duty, cut a relaxed figure in a leather jacket and jeans while browsing the streets of Manchester.

While the on-set shots were mostly shot outdoors, there was a moment when Adrian was captured browsing a record store before selecting a vinyl.

Up next: The 63-year-old actor is no stranger to a quick role due to his portrayal of Superintendent Ted Hastings in BBC's Line Of Duty

Shooting: Adrian Dunbar cut a relaxed figure in Manchester on Tuesday as he was spotted on the set of his upcoming crime drama Ridley

In other stills, Adrian maintained a somber expression, but in another shot smiled at the camera while donning a pair of glasses.

It was reported in January that the first scenes of the year had been filmed in Lancashire.

The Irish actor will play Detective Inspector Alex Ridley, who is retiring from the force after years of dedicated service.

New project: the Irish actor will play Detective Inspector Alex Ridley, who is retiring from the police after years of good and loyal service

New project: the Irish actor will play Detective Inspector Alex Ridley, who is retiring from the police after years of good and loyal service

Role: On-set shots were mostly shot outdoors, while Adrian maintained a somber expression

Role: On-set shots were mostly shot outdoors, while Adrian maintained a somber expression

His replacement is DI Carol Farman, played by Bronagh Waugh, a former protegee whom Ridley mentored for many years and is now in charge of investigations.

When he is enlisted by Carol as a police consultant on a complex and compelling murder case, the investigation takes a dark and unexpected turn.

Turning to her former mentor for help, Carol is keen to access Ridley’s unique insight into crime solving that has served them so well in the past, spurring him to reinvigorate their partnership.

Intriguing: There was a moment when Adrian was captured browsing a record store before selecting vinyl

Location: It was reported in January that the first scenes of the year had been filmed in Lancashire

Intriguing: There was a moment when Adrian was captured browsing a record store before selecting vinyl

Filming: In another photo, Adrian smiled at the cameras while donning a pair of glasses

Filming: In another photo, Adrian smiled at the cameras while donning a pair of glasses

The upcoming show follows Adrian’s huge success in writer Jed Mercurio’s hit Line Of Duty, where he won accolades for his role as the brash Ted.

Filming will take place at various locations across the north of England with a cast that also includes Terence Maynard as DCI Paul Goodwin, George Bukhari as DC Darren Lakhan and Georgie Glen as pathologist Dr Wendy Newstone.

Confirming work on all four two-hour shows, Adrian previously said: “Ridley has started filming and we really couldn’t have started better.

Confirming work on all four two-hour shows, Adrian previously said:

Confirming work on all four two-hour shows, Adrian previously said: “Ridley has started filming and we really couldn’t get off to a better start”

“Despite the wintry weather, everything from the cast and crew to the catering is excellent.

“Bronagh Waugh got into her character perfectly and we were joined by some great actors with more to come.”

Co-creator Jonathan Fisher, who is also executive producer of the new show, added: It’s a real pleasure to have filming underway with a top-notch cast alongside Adrian Dunbar and led by a superb crew. of production.

“We can’t wait to share this gripping new detective series with our audiences.”

Ridley was commissioned for ITV by theater manager Polly Hill, with theater commissioner Chloe Tucker overseeing the drama’s production from the channel’s perspective.

An official release date has yet to be officially announced.

In the good old days: The upcoming show follows Dunbar's huge success in writer Jed Mercurio's BBC Line Of Duty, where he won accolades for his role as Superintendent Ted Hastings

In the good old days: The upcoming show follows Dunbar’s huge success in writer Jed Mercurio’s BBC Line Of Duty, where he won accolades for his role as Superintendent Ted Hastings

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