Maisie Williams joins Anson Boon on the set of Sex Pistols drama


They have been busy filming scenes for Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols drama.

And Maisie Williams sported striking backcombed hair as she joined co-star Anson Boon  to film new scenes for the hotly-anticipated show, Pistol, on Tuesday in London.

The Game Of Thrones star, 24, transformed into punk icon Jordan on set while the 1917 actor, 21, transformed into punk rocker Johnny Rotten, real name John Lydon.

Striking: Maisie Williams, pictured, sported striking backcombed hair as she joined co-star Anson Boon to film new scenes for the hotly-anticipated show, Pistol, on Tuesday

Maisie and Anson were also joined by Toby Wallace during the day of filming, who is portraying guitarist Steve Jones.

Maisie went all out for her role as punk icon Jordan with dramatic peroxide blonde backcombed hair.

The actress was seen with striking make-up which included bold thick eyeliner and red eyeshadow. 

Maisie was seen in a yellow perspex dress with a black jumper underneath and fishnet tight.

Filming: The Game Of Thrones star, 24, transformed into punk icon Jordan on set while the 1917 actor, 21, pictured, transformed into punk rocker Johnny Rotten, real name John Lydon

Filming: The Game Of Thrones star, 24, transformed into punk icon Jordan on set while the 1917 actor, 21, pictured, transformed into punk rocker Johnny Rotten, real name John Lydon 

Famous: Jordan pictured in 1977

Starring role: Maisie went all out for her role as punk icon Jordan with dramatic peroxide blonde backcombed hair

Starring role: Maisie went all out for her role as punk icon Jordan, left in 1977, with dramatic peroxide blonde backcombed hair 

The real punk rocker: Johnny Rotten pictured in 1978

Role: Elsewhere Anson looked almost unrecognisable as he transformed into punk rocker Johnny Rotten

Role: Elsewhere Anson, right, looked almost unrecognisable as he transformed into punk rocker Johnny Rotten, left, in 1978 

Co-star: Maisie and Anson were also joined by Toby Wallace during the day of filming, who is portraying guitarist Steve Jones

Co-star: Maisie and Anson were also joined by Toby Wallace during the day of filming, who is portraying guitarist Steve Jones

The star wrapped up warmly in a black padded coat and took cautious measures amid the Covid crisis by wearing a plastic visor.

Maisie appeared to be delighted on set as she was seen having gold heels fitted by a crew member.

Jordan, real name Pamela Rooke and also 5ft 1in, was then 20 and part of the Bromley Contingent of punks who followed the Pistols. She starred in the Derek Jarman film Jubilee.

Elsewhere Anson looked almost unrecognisable as he transformed into punk rocker Johnny Rotten. 

Dramatic look: The actress was seen with striking make-up which included bold thick eyeliner and red eyeshadow

Pictured: Maisie pictured in 2019

Dramatic look: The actress was seen with striking make-up which included bold thick eyeliner and red eyeshadow (pictured left, and in 2019, right) 

Statement: Maisie was seen in a yellow perspex dress with a black jumper underneath and fishnet tight

Statement: Maisie was seen in a yellow perspex dress with a black jumper underneath and fishnet tight 

The 1917 actor sported Johnny’s signature hair for the day of filming and a pink blazer which had controversial swastika brooches and the lyrics of their single ‘God Save the Queen’ which was banned by the BBC. 

The Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, who was Jewish, famously designed shirts screenprinted with swastikas during the band’s heyday, which caused shock value. 

Love Actually star Thomas Brodie-Sangster will be portraying manager Malcolm McLaren in the upcoming drama. 

Pistols, set for release next year, is based on the legendary rock band – consisting of Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook and Sid Vicious – and their rise to fame in the 1970s.

The filming schedule has been busy in recent days as it shoots a collection of scenes across London. 

Look: The 1917 actor sported Johnny's signature hair for the day of filming

Costume: Anson's costume consisted of a pink blazer which had controversial swastika brooches and the lyrics of the band's single 'God Save the Queen' which was banned by the BBC

Look: The 1917 actor sported Johnny’s signature hair for the day of filming and a pink blazer which had controversial swastika brooches

Break: Maisie wrapped up warmly in a black padded coat and took cautious measures amid the Covid crisis by wearing a plastic visor.

Break: Maisie wrapped up warmly in a black padded coat and took cautious measures amid the Covid crisis by wearing a plastic visor.

Pictured: Anson as Johnny during the day of filming

Newcomer: Anson pictured out of costume in 2019

Pictured: Anson as Johnny, left, and out of costume, right, in 2019

Last month, the star-studded line-up for the drama was revealed, with Iris Law announced to be following in her father Jude and brother Rafferty’s acting footsteps.

The model, 20, is making her screen debut as Soo Catwoman, one of the icons of the punk scene who became a rising star in the 1970s, and she joins Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Talulah Riley, and Christian Lees as new cast members in Pistol.

A first look image for the TV series, which is based on the memoir of Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, was also revealed following the casting announcement.

Soo Lucas, who dubbed herself Soo Catwoman, is known for her trademark haircut which she created in 1976 to look like she had cat ears.

Premise: Pistols, set for release next year, is based on the legendary rock band - consisting of Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook and Sid Vicious - and their rise to fame in the 1970s

Premise: Pistols, set for release next year, is based on the legendary rock band – consisting of Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook and Sid Vicious – and their rise to fame in the 1970s 

Direction: Anson was pictured receiving direction from crew members on set

Happy: He appeared to be getting on with his co-stars

Direction: Anson was pictured receiving direction from crew members on set 

Extras: The set was full of extras as they joined Anson and Maisie for filming

Extras: The set was full of extras as they joined Anson and Maisie for filming 

The hairdo is set to be a very different look for Iris, who usually sports long brunette curls, though she may well wear a wig to emulate Soo’s iconic hairstyle.

Thomas is set to take on the role of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, while Talulah will play fashion icon Vivienne Westwood, and Christian will portray the band’s first bass guitarist Glen Matlock.

The six-episode series began principal photography last month, and Danny serves as director and Executive Producer.   

Based on Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, the supporting cast also includes Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan as well as Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde and Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen.

Cautious: The crew were seen wearing face masks during filming amid the coronavirus crisis

Cautious: The crew were seen wearing face masks during filming amid the coronavirus crisis 

Details: Anson's costume also consisted of striped trousers, a pink and white shirt and black tie

Details: The look was completely with mustard yellow socks and black shoes

Details: Anson’s costume also consisted of striped trousers, a pink and white shirt and black tie

Transformation: The set was transformed into a 1970s London street with vintage red buses and retro costumes

Transformation: The set was transformed into a 1970s London street with vintage red buses and retro costumes  

Anchored by Steve Jones’ memoir, which offers a fascinating new perspective on one of rock’s greatest ever stories, Pistol moves from West London’s council estates, to Westwood and McLaren’s notorious Kings Road SEX shop, to the international controversy that came with the release of Never Mind the B******s.

Their single ‘God Save the Queen’ was banned by the BBC and reached Number 1 on the UK’s NME chart, but appeared at Number 2 on the Official UK Singles chart, leading to accusations that the song was purposely kept off the top spot.

Boyle has had an acclaimed TV and movie career. His 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won eight, including the Academy Award for Best Director.

In 2012, Boyle was the artistic director for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. He was subsequently offered a knighthood as part of the New Year Honours but declined.

Amazing: A vintage orange Volkswagen Campervan was spotted on set

Amazing: A vintage orange Volkswagen Campervan was spotted on set  

Exciting: The six-episode series began principal photography last month, and Danny serves as director and Executive Producer

Exciting: The six-episode series began principal photography last month, and Danny serves as director and Executive Producer 

In January, Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment, said in a statement: ‘It’s great to be back in business with Danny Boyle, an exceptional artist responsible for so many great feature films and TV series.’ 

‘Steve Jones was at the centre of the storm that shook the rock establishment and we’re thrilled to have Danny and the rest of the creative team tell his story as a member of one of music’s most notorious bands – the Sex Pistols.’

‘Imagine breaking into the world of The Crown and Downton Abbey with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent,’ added Boyle. ‘This is the moment that British society and culture changed forever.’

Busy: Extras were seen busy filming the scenes with one person wearing a 'sex pistols' jacket

Busy: Extras were seen busy filming the scenes with one person wearing a ‘sex pistols’ jacket 

‘It is the detonation point for British street culture…where ordinary young people had the stage and vented their fury and their fashion…and everyone had to watch & listen…and everyone feared them or followed them.’

‘The Sex Pistols. At its centre was a young charming illiterate kleptomaniac – a hero for the times – Steve Jones, who became in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. This is how he got there.’

Pistols will be released on FX and Hulu in 2022.

The real rockers: Pistols - set for release next year - is based on the legendary rock band - consisting of Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock - and their rise to fame in the 1970s (the band L-R minus Glen Matlock pictured in 1978)

The real rockers: Pistols – set for release next year – is based on the legendary rock band – consisting of Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock – and their rise to fame in the 1970s (the band L-R minus Glen Matlock pictured in 1978) 



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