Cast of BBC One thriller Vigil rehearse on set ahead of fight scene

Actors were seen rehearsing for a fight scene on the Glasgow set of new BBC One thriller Vigil.

Gary Lewis was among those pictured as filming continued on the much-anticipated series from the makers of Line Of Duty and Bodyguard.

BBC thriller Vigil
Actors rehearse on the set of Vigil (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Production was halted earlier this year due to Covid-19 but filming on the six-part drama resumed last month in and around Glasgow.

Scottish actor Lewis, 62, was pictured wearing a dark suit and coat as he spoke to a member of the crew, who was wearing a face covering, on the steps of a house.

One actor was seen arriving at the property wearing a police uniform, while a police car was delivered to the set on a low loader vehicle.

BBC thriller Vigil
Vigil is currently being filmed in Glasgow (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Two more actors rehearsed for a fight in the street, grappling with each other before the man appeared to grip the woman in a choke hold.

Vigil stars Suranne Jones as DCI Amy Silver and Shaun Evans as chief petty officer Elliot Glover.

Game Of Thrones stars Stephen Dillane and Daniel Portman, Riviera’s Lolita Chakrabarti and Lorne MacFadyen from Grantchester also feature in the cast.

BBC thriller Vigil
A police car on a low loader arrives on the set (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Vigil tells the story of how the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on board a Trident nuclear submarine bring the police into conflict with the Navy and security services.

Jones, who is playing DCI Silva, leads an investigation into a conspiracy that “threatens the very heart of Britain’s nuclear deterrent”, according to the BBC.

The show is written by Bafta-nominated writer Tom Edge and produced by World Productions, which is part of ITV Studios and brought the hit series Line Of Duty and Bodyguard to the BBC.

BBC thriller Vigil
Filming resumed last month (Andrew Milligan/PA)

There are also episodes by Ed Macdonald and Chandni Lakhani.

It is directed by Bafta winner James Strong, who worked on Broadchurch, as well as Shetland’s Isabelle Sieb.

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