James Nesbitt spotted in Morecambe as lorries arrive ahead of filming of new Netflix crime drama

Actor James Nesbitt was spotted in Morecambe after lorries parked up as part of a TV set arriving to start filming a new Netflix drama.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 9:20 am

Eddie Izzard is also among the new cast members confirmed for Red Production Company's new drama, Stay Close.

Izzard and Nesbitt join Cush Jumbo, Richard Armitage and Sarah Parish in the Harlan Coben drama, which will air on Netflix

The series is being filmed in several locations across the north west, and at the weekend Morecambe residents spotted lorries arriving as production work began.

Lorries parked up on the Winter Gardens car park at the weekend in preparation for filming starting in Morecambe for new Netflix drama Stay Close. Photo by Andrew Gordon

James Nesbitt was then spotted as filming began on Monday. Jane Dickinson Patel was among the locals to catch a glimpse and gets some snaps of him along the prom.

He was also seen outside The Temperance Club Barbers; some of the scenes are being filmed in the apartments above.

With thrills, gripping suspense, and a crime to solve, British thriller Stay Close questions how much you really know someone.

Three people living comfortable lives each conceal dark secrets that even the closest to them would never suspect.

Jane Dickinson Patel took this photo of James Nesbitt during a break from filming on Morecambe prom.

Megan is a working mother of three; Ray, the once promising documentary photographer, is stuck in a dead-end job pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids; and Broome is a detective who’s unable to let go of a missing person’s cold case.

Lorraine, an old friend from Megan's past, delivers some shocking news which will impact on all three characters.

As the past comes back to haunt them, threatening to ruin their lives and the lives of those around them, what will be their next move?

Writer Harlan Coben said: “I am so happy and excited to Stay Close (pun intended) with Danny Brocklehurst, Nicola Shindler and Richard Fee — the same team that made The Stranger, Safe and The Five.

Jane Dickinson Patel took this photo of James Nesbitt during a break from filming on Morecambe prom.

“And talk about a dream come true cast – Cush Jumbo, an incendiary and awesome talent; Jimmy Nesbitt, a legendary actor I always wanted to collaborate with; and wow, Richard Armitage back again! Netflix has been a wonderful home, and from what I’ve seen so far, Stay Close will be our most gripping and binge-able series yet.”

Stay Close isn't the only drama people will be able to see being filmed in the coming weeks, as the cast of ITV drama The Bay are also due to return to Morecambe to start work on the show's third series.

Jane Dickinson Patel took this photo of James Nesbitt during a break from filming on Morecambe prom.
Lorries parked on the prom as filming got under way on Monday for Netflix drama Stay Close. Photo by Graham Cass