Call The Midwife’s Leonie Elliott Puts A Hairnet Over Her Head In Series 11 FIRST LOOK

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The 10th series of the popular BBC One drama ended late last month.

And filming for Call The Midwife series 11 continued on Friday when Leonie Elliott was spotted on set as she prepared to shoot scenes in Chatham Dockyard, Kent.

The 33-year-old actress, who plays Nurse Lucille Anderson, was seen holding what appeared to be a hair above her head in first images of the upcoming series, which initially began filming in April.

Back at it: Filming for Call The Midwife series 11 continued on Friday when Leonie Elliott was spotted on set as she prepared to shoot scenes in Chatham Dockyard, Kent

Back at it: Filming for Call The Midwife series 11 continued on Friday when Leonie Elliott was spotted on set as she prepared to shoot scenes in Chatham Dockyard, Kent

Leonie reverted to her role as Lucille – the show’s first black midwife – donning her blue nurse’s dress, along with a burgundy vest and matching cap.

The star completed the look with black tights and smart black shoes as she filmed outdoors on location in Kent.

It’s not clear why she tied a net over her head, but she seemed to be getting ready to film an important scene as she stood in front of a table covered with various creams.

Filming: The 33-year-old actress, who plays Nurse Lucille Anderson, was seen holding what appeared to be a hair next to her head in first images of the upcoming series, which initially began filming in April

Filming: The 33-year-old actress, who plays Nurse Lucille Anderson, was seen holding what appeared to be a hair next to her head in first images of the upcoming series, which initially began filming in April

Filming: The 33-year-old actress, who plays Nurse Lucille Anderson, was seen holding what appeared to be a hair next to her head in first images of the upcoming series, which initially began filming in April

Series 11, which began filming earlier this year, will air in 2022 as insiders report that the upcoming series will span the years 1967-1969.

Meanwhile, on May 30, Series 10 ended with a typically emotional ending in which a couple fell in love with a baby with Down syndrome after the birth mother’s sister rejected the toddler.

The series was moved from January to April after filming was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the latter series being cut from eight episodes to seven.

Show host Helen George, who plays Nurse Beatrix “Trixie” Franklin, recently revealed it was a “miracle” that the show was able to continue filming after production was halted due to lockdown restrictions.

On set: Leonie looked relaxed as she prepared to film new scenes as nurse Lucille

On set: Leonie looked relaxed as she prepared to film new scenes as nurse Lucille

On set: Leonie looked relaxed as she prepared to film new scenes as nurse Lucille

In costume: Leonie transformed back into her role as Lucille - the show's first black midwife - donning her blue nurse's dress, along with a burgundy vest and matching cap

In costume: Leonie transformed back into her role as Lucille - the show's first black midwife - donning her blue nurse's dress, along with a burgundy vest and matching cap

Looks good: The star completed the look with black tights and smart black shoes as she filmed outdoors on location in Kent

Looks good: The star completed the look with black tights and smart black shoes as she filmed outdoors on location in Kent

In costume: Leonie transformed back into her role as Lucille – the show’s first black midwife – donning her blue nurse’s dress, along with a burgundy vest and matching cap

Ready to go: It's not clear why she tied a net over her head, but she seemed to be getting ready to film an important scene as she stood in front of a table set with various creams

Ready to go: It's not clear why she tied a net over her head, but she seemed to be getting ready to film an important scene as she stood in front of a table set with various creams

Ready to go: It’s not clear why she tied a net over her head, but she seemed to be getting ready to film an important scene as she stood in front of a table set with various creams

Curious: A passerby took a look as they rode by on a bicycle

Curious: A passerby took a look as they rode by on a bicycle

Curious: A passerby took a look as they rode by on a bicycle

The actress, 36, said bosses were able to resume work on Series 10 with strict social distancing measures, but due to the coronavirus crisis, they have yet to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary.

It comes as BBC bosses confirmed that filming had already begun for the Call The Midwife Christmas Special, offering fans a glimpse of the show’s set in a behind-the-scenes clip.

On This Morning in April, Helen told Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes that it was a challenge for the bosses to get the cast back on set with the new government security measures.

Kickback: Series 10 was moved from January to April after filming was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the final series cut from eight episodes to seven

Kickback: Series 10 was moved from January to April after filming was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the final series cut from eight episodes to seven

Kickback: Series 10 was moved from January to April after filming was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the final series cut from eight episodes to seven

She said, “Well, I guess it was. We will start filming in March, when the first lockdown was announced. We started in September and filmed until Christmas.

“We finished seven weeks ago, god, and this week we also started filming new series.”

Helen explained that the cast usually has a six-month break between filming each series, but work on Series 11 has already begun, including their annual celebratory special.

She also revealed that the cast hasn’t even celebrated Call The Midwife’s 10th anniversary, adding: “We’re still waiting — we haven’t even had a glass of champagne, it’s yet to come.”

Dramatic: Call The Midwife star Helen George revealed it was a 'miracle' that the show was able to continue filming after production was halted due to the Covid pandemic

Dramatic: Call The Midwife star Helen George revealed it was a 'miracle' that the show was able to continue filming after production was halted due to the Covid pandemic

Dramatic: Call The Midwife star Helen George revealed it was a ‘miracle’ that the show was able to continue filming after production was halted due to the Covid pandemic

Production issues: The actress said bosses could resume work on Series 10 with strict social distancing measures dis

Production issues: The actress said bosses could resume work on Series 10 with strict social distancing measures dis

Production issues: The actress said bosses could resume work on Series 10 with strict social distancing measures dis

The show is set in the 1950s and 1960s in London’s East End – and focuses on a group of midwives in a nursing convent.

Call The Midwife regularly attracts over 10 million viewers, making it one of the most successful shows on British TV.

But it has only won one Bafta award, the Radio Times Audience Award in 2013, which was voted for by the public.

The show was written and created by Heidi Thomas based on a nurse’s memoir.

Candid: On This Morning in April, Helen said it was challenging for bosses to get the cast back on set with the new government security measures

Candid: On This Morning in April, Helen said it was challenging for bosses to get the cast back on set with the new government security measures

Candid: On This Morning in April, Helen said it was challenging for bosses to get the cast back on set with the new government security measures

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