A Gentleman in Moscow: Road shut warnings as film crew for new Ewan McGregor TV drama arrive in Halifax today
As revealed by the Courier earlier this month, the Trainspotting and Star Wars actor is currently filming a TV adaptation of A Gentleman In Moscow for Paramount Plus.
The cast and crew will be filming in Halifax Town Hall for five days from Wednesday, May 31 but some are in the town from today (Monday) carrying out preparation work.
Crossley Street and Town Hall Street East in Halifax will be closed between Thursday, May 25 and Friday, June 9 for the prodution.
Parking has also been suspended on streets around the town hall – Princess Street, Crossley Street and Town Hall Street East.
The crew will also be using two cranes to access the roof of the town hall for the filming.
A Gentleman in Moscow will be adapted from a best-selling novel of the same name.
Written by Amor Towles and released in 2016 the book follows the story of Count Alexander Rostov, whose aristocratic upbringing puts him on the wrong side of history in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.
The series will also star Ewan McGregor’s wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
The show will be the latest in a string to be made in Halifax including Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax, Gentleman Jack, Full Monty 2 and Secret Invasion.
There is also filming taking place in Todmorden today for a new ITV detective show, Passenger.