Timothy Spall puts on a quirky display to film 1970s-set Bolan’s Shoes with Leanne Best


Timothy Spall puts on a quirky display as he gets into character to shoot 1970s-set Bolan’s Shoes in Liverpool with Line Of Duty star Leanne Best

Timothy Spall continued shooting his new film, Bolan’s Shoes, in Liverpool on Tuesday.

The actor, 64, takes on a quirky character for the 1970s-set film, which he stars alongside Line Of Duty actress Leanne Best in.

Timothy looked unrecognisable as he sported long hair and a beard while shooting scenes outside , strolling along the waterfront with Leanne. 

New role: Timothy Spall continued shooting his new film, Bolan’s Shoes, in Liverpool on Tuesday

Timothy wore a plaid white and red shirt under a black blazer and matching slacks.

The Harry Potter star added trainers and a tan messenger bag to the character’s look.

His co-star wore a chocolate jacket over navy T-shirt, tan skirt and matching boots.

She accessorised with gold hoop earrings and a number of handbags.

Standing out: Dressed up for the day's filming, Timothy wore a long wig

Standing out: Dressed up for the day’s filming, Timothy wore a long wig

Scenes: The actor, 64, takes on a quirky character for the 1970s-set film, which he stars alongside Line Of Duty actress Leanne Best in

Scenes: The actor, 64, takes on a quirky character for the 1970s-set film, which he stars alongside Line Of Duty actress Leanne Best in

On location: Timothy looked unrecognisable as he sported long hair and a beard while shooting scenes outside, strolling along the waterfront with Leanne.

On location: Timothy looked unrecognisable as he sported long hair and a beard while shooting scenes outside, strolling along the waterfront with Leanne.

The actors were seen walking up and down the waterfront, with the pair chatting away as the cameras rolled.

Mask-clad crew members were on hand to help touch up Timothy’s hair and make-up in between takes and talk through the scene.

The film is to feature music by Marc Bolan’s T-Rex, known as the pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s. 

Bolan was killed in a road accident in 1977. The film ‘celebrates the enduring legacy of childhood experiences and the deep bonds of sibling love’ according to Variety

Scruffy: Timothy wore a plaid white and red shirt under a black blazer and matching slacks

Scruffy: Timothy wore a plaid white and red shirt under a black blazer and matching slacks

Edgy look: The Harry Potter star added trainers and a tan messenger bag to the character's look

Edgy look: The Harry Potter star added trainers and a tan messenger bag to the character’s look

Getting into character: His co-star wore a chocolate jacket over navy T-shirt, tan skirt and matching boots

Getting into character: His co-star wore a chocolate jacket over navy T-shirt, tan skirt and matching boots

Busy: The actor was seen with a number of other actors dressed in 70s costumes, as well as crew members on set

Busy: The actor was seen with a number of other actors dressed in 70s costumes, as well as crew members on set

Timothy’s last known project is Spencer, the Kristen Stewart-led biopic about Princess Diana, which is currently in post-production. 

The actor became a household name after playing hapless electrician Barry in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, but is also known for roles in the Harry Potter franchise.

The actor famously beat leukemia despite being given just days to live in 1996. He cut down on booze in 2014 after suffering from exhaustion.   

Rolling: The film is to feature music by Marc Bolan's T-Rex, known as the pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s

Rolling: The film is to feature music by Marc Bolan’s T-Rex, known as the pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s

Ready to go: She accessorised with gold hoop earrings and a number of handbags

Ready to go: She accessorised with gold hoop earrings and a number of handbags 

Fame: The actor became a household name after playing hapless electrician Barry in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, but is also known for roles in the Harry Potter franchise

Health: The actor famously beat leukemia despite being given just days to live in 1996. He cut down on booze in 2014 after suffering from exhaustion

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