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Saturday 23 September 2017

Hit TV series 'Ripper Street' set for second shoot in Dublin

Pierce Brosnan leaves the set of a “top-secret” production in Dublin.
Pierce Brosnan leaves the set of a “top-secret” production in Dublin.
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

HIT television drama 'Ripper Street' is set to return to film series two in Dublin on April 29 for four months in the Irish capital.

An industry source told the Irish Independent that the cast and crew of the BBC production will once again shoot the entire series in Dublin and are scheduled to continue filming at Clancy Barracks until August 31.

"The whole team really enjoyed filming in Ireland last year and it worked out very well for the production," the source said.

The first instalment saw Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg play policemen and a doctor living in Whitechapel in 1880s London, in the aftermath of the Jack the Ripper murders.

Another BBC-Element and Tyrone Productions series, 'Quirke', has also shot scenes at Clancy Barracks in Dublin's city centre. Production on the TV adaptation of John Banville's books is ongoing and currently employs 1,076 people. 'Love/Hate' actress Charlie Murphy was spotted in full costume yesterday as she took a break in between scenes on the set of the four-part crime series.

Meanwhile, with all the style of James Bond, Pierce Brosnan had a license to thrill as he brought a section of Dublin city centre to a standstill.

The former 007 looked every inch the suave spy as he filmed on the south quays across from the Convention Centre yesterday afternoon.

The reason for the shoot was a closely guarded secret among the film crew who refused to reveal whether it was for an advertisement or a new movie.

Irish Independent

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