Claire Danes and co-star Tom Hiddleston film scenes in a large field for The Essex Serpent

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Claire Danes sports Victorian attire as she and co-star Tom Hiddleston film scenes in a large field for The Essex Serpent

She has taken the lead role from Hollywood star Keira Knightley.

And Claire Danes was joined by her co-star Tom Hiddleston when they filmed scenes for The Essex Serpent in Essex on Monday.

The actress, 41, turned into a Victorian beauty when she donned a flowing red dress while shooting on location for the AppleTV + series.

Filming: Claire Danes was joined by her co-star Tom Hiddleston as they filmed scenes for The Essex Serpent in Essex on Monday

Filming: Claire Danes was joined by her co-star Tom Hiddleston as they filmed scenes for The Essex Serpent in Essex on Monday

Claire wrapped herself in a cream scarf with a red floral print, while her strawberry blonde locks were styled into an updo.

The Homeland star filmed a scene in a large field while members of the production crew could be seen wearing face masks nearby.

At one point, Claire kept herself warm by putting on a blue padded jacket between takes.

Tom’s character appeared to be injured because the actor could see fake blood on his cheek for the scene.

Location: Tom's character appeared to be injured as the actor could see fake blood on his cheek for the scene

Location: Tom's character appeared to be injured as the actor could see fake blood on his cheek for the scene

Location: Tom’s character appeared to be injured as the actor could see fake blood on his cheek for the scene

Outfit: The actress, 41, transformed into a Victorian beauty while donning a flowing red dress while shooting on location for the AppleTV + series

Outfit: The actress, 41, transformed into a Victorian beauty while donning a flowing red dress while shooting on location for the AppleTV + series

Outfit: The actress, 41, transformed into a Victorian beauty while donning a flowing red dress while shooting on location for the AppleTV + series

Outfit: The actress, 41, transformed into a Victorian beauty while donning a flowing red dress while shooting on location for the AppleTV + series

Outfit: The actress, 41, transformed into a Victorian beauty while donning a flowing red dress while shooting on location for the AppleTV + series

The movie star, 40, wore a dark brown jacket along with a black sweater and brown pants for the shoot.

The program follows Cora, a widow who moves from London to the village of Aldwinter in Essex in search of a mythical sea creature.

Tom plays Will Ransome, the trusted leader of the local community.

Homeland star Claire replaced Keira Knightley in the role when the British actress had to retire for ‘family reasons’.

Cold;  At one point, Claire kept herself warm by putting on a blue padded jacket between takes

Cold;  At one point, Claire kept herself warm by putting on a blue padded jacket between takes

Cold; At one point, Claire kept herself warm by putting on a blue padded jacket between takes

Period drama: Tom wore a dark brown jacket along with a black sweater and brown pants for the shoot

Period drama: Tom wore a dark brown jacket along with a black sweater and brown pants for the shoot

Period drama: Tom wore a dark brown jacket along with a black sweater and brown pants for the shoot

Story: The program follows Cora, a widow who moves from London to the village of Aldwinter in Essex in search of a mythical sea creature

Story: The program follows Cora, a widow who moves from London to the village of Aldwinter in Essex in search of a mythical sea creature

Story: The program follows Cora, a widow who moves from London to the village of Aldwinter in Essex in search of a mythical sea creature

Maldon District Council confirmed that filming would take place in the area and told Essex Live in a statement: ‘We are delighted that the production company has chosen the Maldon District as one of their locations for a new six-part drama.

They have quite a base at Promenade Park and they will minimize any inconvenience during filming and ensure safety can be maintained at all times.

‘We want to remind everyone that while this is clearly exciting, social distance must be maintained at all times.’

Clio Bernard directs the series while writer Anna Symon adapts Sarah Perry’s novel of the same name for the screen.

Replacement: Homeland star Claire replaced Keira Knightley in the role when British actress had to retire for 'family reasons'

Replacement: Homeland star Claire replaced Keira Knightley in the role when British actress had to retire for 'family reasons'

Replacement: Homeland star Claire replaced Keira Knightley in the role when British actress had to retire for ‘family reasons’

Shoot: Maldon District Council has confirmed filming is taking place in the area

Shoot: Maldon District Council has confirmed filming is taking place in the area

Shoot: Maldon District Council has confirmed filming is taking place in the area

Shoot: Maldon District Council has confirmed filming is taking place in the area

Shoot: Maldon District Council has confirmed filming is taking place in the area

They said, 'They have quite a base in Promenade Park, and they will minimize any disruption during filming and ensure safety can be maintained at all times'

They said, 'They have quite a base in Promenade Park, and they will minimize any disruption during filming and ensure safety can be maintained at all times'

They said, ‘They have quite a base in Promenade Park, and they will minimize any disruption during filming and ensure safety can be maintained at all times’

The release date for The Essex Serpent is likely next year.

TV star Tom will then be seen as his Marvel character Loki in an upcoming spin-off series in which he travels through time and changes human history after stealing the Tesseract during the events of Avengers: Endgame.

Tom’s Loki is one of the longest-running recurring cast members in the Marvel connected movie universe, starting with Thor in 2011.

Adaptation: Clio Bernard directs the series while writer Anna Symon adapts Sarah Perry's novel of the same name for the screen

Adaptation: Clio Bernard directs the series while writer Anna Symon adapts Sarah Perry's novel of the same name for the screen

Adaptation: Clio Bernard directs the series while writer Anna Symon adapts Sarah Perry’s novel of the same name for the screen

Release: The release date for The Essex Serpent is likely next year

Release: The release date for The Essex Serpent is likely next year

Release: The release date for The Essex Serpent is likely next year

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