Bodyguard actor Keeley Hawes spotted filming in Rhos-on-Sea

Bodyguard and Line of Duty actor Keeley Hawes has been spotted filming a new drama in Wales.

Hawes was pictured looking moody in a dark overcoat by the seafront on Rhos on Sea promenade in north Wales.

The five-part series, called Boys, which is set in the 80s, is written by Russell T Davies and stars Hawes alongside Stephen Fry.

A number of 1970s and 1980s vehicles were being used in order to transport the seafront back 40 years.

The drama, about the story of AIDS, is being produced by Manchester-based RED Production Company.

The plot is based on the story of three boys: Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin. Hawes plays Valerie, the mother of one of the boys.

Keeley Hawes

Writer and executive producer, Russell T Davies, said: “I lived through those times, and it’s taken me decades to build up to this. And as time marches on, there’s a danger the story will be forgotten. So it’s an honour to write this for the ones we lost, and the ones who survived.”

Russell T Davies

Channel 4 commissioning editor Lee Mason added: “Nearly 20 years after the glorious Queer as Folk left an indelible mark on British TV and changed the pop culture landscape forever, I am thrilled Russell is back on Channel 4 with The Boys.

“It’s an incredibly important project that feels just as landmark, just as uncompromising, and just as heartfelt.”

Olly Alexander

North Wales is becoming an increasingly popular movie location.

Filming has recently taken place at Swallow Falls in Snowdonia for Wonder Woman 1984, due to be released June 2020, and the latest series of The Crown was partly filmed in Caernarfon.

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