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Stephen Merchant and Christopher Walken arrive on set for the filming of The Offenders 


Stephen Merchant and Christopher Walken look delighted as they arrive on set to film The Offenders series two in Bristol

Stephen Merchant and Christopher Walken looked delighted as they arrived on set to continue filming The Offenders series two in Bristol recently.

Stephen, 46, looked in good spirits as he chatted with his co stars Christopher, 78, and Danish actor Claes Bang. 

The comedian looked smart as he wore a navy blue blazer, a blue shirt and beige chinos. 

Happy: Stephen Merchant and Christopher Walken looked delighted as they arrived on set to continue filming The Offenders series two in Bristol recently

The Idiot Abroad comic, who directs and writes the BBC and Amazon Prime series, wore his statement circular rimmed glasses black glasses. 

Pulp Fiction actor Christopher also looked in a good mood as he donned a black bowling shirt with light blue panelling with quirky detailing which depicted a martini glass and cocktail shaker for his costume. 

Later on, in another snap, Stephen can be seen laughing and showing Claes, 54, something on his phone while the Dane seemed unimpressed. 

Costume: Christopher looked in a good mood as he wore a black bowling shirt with light blue panelling with quirky detailing which depicted a martini glass and cocktail shaker

Costume: Christopher looked in a good mood as he wore a black bowling shirt with light blue panelling with quirky detailing which depicted a martini glass and cocktail shaker 

Claes’ costume looked very dapper as he donned a burgundy suit, his hair in a quiff, and a blue and white spotty tie.  

Stephen was reportedly also seen posing with a fan after accepting gifts from a fan who turned up with a bottle of gin for him. 

Gamba Cole was also on set wearing green jogging bottoms, a blue sweatshirt, and eating a Fruit Pastilles ice lolly.  

The show follows seven strangers who are brought together to complete a community payback sentence in Bristol. Season one is yet to air this year.

Also starring in the series is Eleanor Tomlinson, who is the Queens-born actor who was spotted last week in the city.

Discussing his forthcoming series, Merchant – who comes from Bristol, where the show is based – admitted production was initially hampered by the spread of coronavirus in 2020.

He told The Sun: ‘Like so many other productions, we’d just begun filming when COVID-19 struck and we had to shut-down.

‘I’m delighted that we’re now finally able to resume filming with this incredible cast and finish this long-standing passion project.  

‘This is the first series I’ve made in my hometown of Bristol and I’m so excited to showcase the city and utilise the amazing local talent.’

Filming ground to a halt after just 12 days due to health concerns, but work has since continued in earnest as Britain’s third national lockdown starts to ease.

Reflecting on the BBC’s unorthodox decision to commission a second series before gauging the popularity of the first, producer Kenton Allen told Deadline: ‘We said, ‘We’ll write Season 2 if you commission Season 2’.

‘We were able to rewrite Season 1 to reflect what we know is going to happen to the characters in Season 2. We were able to deepen it and layer it.’

Funny: Later on, in another snap, Stephen can be seen laughing and showing Claes, 54, something on his phone while the Dane seemed unimpressed

Funny: Later on, in another snap, Stephen can be seen laughing and showing Claes, 54, something on his phone while the Dane seemed unimpressed

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