City centre street transformed into 1960s London with classic car

A city centre street was transformed into 1960s London as the latest production descended on Liverpool today.

Filming for The Ipcress File took place on Exchange Street West this evening, close to Liverpool Town Hall.

The ITV production is based on Len Deighton’s iconic spy thriller, The Ipcress File, having previously been adapted into a film starring national treasure Michael Caine.

With filming taking place in Liverpool and Croatia, the new spy show stars Joe Cole who is no stranger to filming in Liverpool after his role in Peaky Blinders.

The new ITV spy thriller also stars Harry Palmer, Lucy Boynton and Tom Hollander and is adapted by BAFTA winning Trainspotting writer John Hodge.

Len Deighton’s novel will be adapted into a six part series for ITV, with the majority of filming taking place in Liverpool and other scenes being shot in Croatia later this year.

The Ipcress File being filmed on Exchange Street West.(Pic Andrew Teebay).
The Ipcress File being filmed on Exchange Street West.(Pic Andrew Teebay).

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Stars of the new show could be seen on Thursday night filming the same scene a number of times, set inside a classic car.

Traffic was briefly prevented from passing down Water Street so the scene could be set for the production.

The Crown star Lucy Boynton could be seen inside the car with a classy 1960s up-do hairstyle, yellow headscarf and gold statement earrings.

The Ipcress File being filmed on Exchange Street West.(Pic Andrew Teebay).

Gangs of London star Joe Cole was snapped leaning against a red telephone box, wearing a pair of thick rimmed glasses.

Film crews were also pictured on the night shoot, wearing facemasks while operating camera equipment or making the finishing touches to make up and costumes.

Large floodlights lit up the city centre street, which was quieter than usual due to the ongoing lockdown restrictions which have kept nearby bars and restaurants closed.

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