James Nesbitt and co-star Sarah Parish create scenes for Netflix drama Stay Close

James Nesbitt and Sarah Parish were on location in Manchester on Thursday to shoot scenes for Netflix crime drama Stay Close.

The duo were at a bar for the scenes, with James seen stepping onto a balcony to smoke a cigarette.

Co-star Sarah was seen on the streets below, in a leather skirt with a dangerous thigh split in the front.

Movie break: James Nesbitt was on location in Manchester on Thursday to shoot scenes for Netflix crime drama Stay Close

She wore a mustard blouse and Ugg boots, with her usually smooth dark locks dyed russet and curled.

Stay Close comes from the producers responsible for The Stranger and Safe.

Based on Harlan Coben’s novel of the same name, Nicola Shindler and Richard Fee serve as executive producers alongside creator Harlan and Danny Brocklehurst.

The story follows three people living comfortable lives, each hiding dark secrets that even those close to them would never suspect, as the past haunts them and threatens to ruin their lives and those of those around them.

Glam: Sarah Parish was also on set, in a bar for the scenes

Glam: Sarah Parish was also on set, in a bar for the scenes

Time out: James was seen on a balcony smoking a cigarette

Time out: James was seen on a balcony smoking a cigarette

Co-star: Sarah was seen on the streets below

Co-star: Sarah was seen on the streets below

Get out: She wore a leather skirt with a dangerous thigh split in the front

Get out: She wore a leather skirt with a dangerous thigh split in the front

James was seen in a seemingly minor role on Line Of Duty.

And ex-star Daniel Mays revealed he doesn’t believe DCI Marcus Thurwell, who portrays James, is dead, as suspected.

The 43-year-old actor, who previously played Sergeant Danny Waldron in series three, admitted he thinks H is still there and that James’ character may be the “main man.”

Daniel said on This Morning, “I don’t think James Nesbitt is dead. I have a theory, a sneaking suspicion that he might be the most important man.’

New Look: She wore a mustard blouse and Ugg boots, with her mostly smooth dark locks dyed red and curled

New Look: She wore a mustard blouse and Ugg boots, with her mostly smooth dark locks dyed red and curled

Suspicion: James was featured in a seemingly minor role in Line Of Duty.  And ex-star Daniel Mays revealed he doesn't believe DCI Marcus Thurwell, who portrays James, is dead, as suspected

Suspicion: James was featured in a seemingly minor role in Line Of Duty. And ex-star Daniel Mays revealed he doesn’t believe DCI Marcus Thurwell, who portrays James, is dead, as suspected

Co-host Holly Willoughby agreed, saying, “It makes sense. We didn’t get a close-up of him dead.’

Phillip Schofield added: ‘And why waste it? What was the point?’

Daniel thinks Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio has some more tricks up his sleeve, and fans may not have seen the last of Danny Waldron.

He said, ‘James Nesbitt is a phenomenal talent, I think Jed Mercurio is dangling at the root, he wouldn’t let him pass.’

Storyline: The 43-year-old actor, who previously played Sergeant Danny Waldron in series three, admitted that he thinks H is still there and that James' character may be the

Storyline: The 43-year-old actor, who previously played Sergeant Danny Waldron in series three, admitted that he thinks H is still there and that James’ character may be the “headman”

James made a surprise appearance on the show as police officer Thurwell, who was first mentioned in series three.

Line Of Duty fans were stunned in April when it looked like James’ character was killed before even appearing on screen — but some viewers are convinced it was a cover-up.

Near the end of the nail-biting penultimate episode, Civil Guard police officers stormed Marcus Thurwell’s Spanish home, while the AC-12 team watched via video link.

When law enforcement officers entered the house, they were met by two bodies, and a Spanish captain turned to the camera and identified one of them as “Senor Thurwell.”

While many viewers were amazed that an actor of Nesbitt’s caliber was denied even a scene, some were convinced that Thurwell was, in fact, the Spanish EVO leading the attack on his home.

In hiding?  Line of Duty fans were stunned back in April when it looked like James' character was killed before even appearing on screen - but some viewers are convinced it was a cover-up.

In hiding? Line of Duty fans were stunned back in April when it looked like James’ character was killed before even appearing on screen – but some viewers are convinced it was a cover-up.

AC-12 investigated the retired former Detective Chief Superintendent after SI Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) learned that Gail Vella – the journalist who was murdered – had investigated the death of Lawrence Christopher while in custody – a case in which Thurwell was charged.

It comes after James previously revealed that he lied about feeling rejected by Jed Mercurio for not being offered a part in Line of Duty, all the while filming for the hit show.

Speak with The sunJames said, “I really enjoyed saying how Jed turned me down for Line Of Duty, knowing our little secret.”

In February, it was reported that he felt “outraged” at never being asked to appear in Line of Duty, despite being from Northern Ireland and the show being filmed in Belfast.

Daniel said, 'I don't think James Nesbitt is dead.  I have a theory, a secret suspicion that he might be the most important man.

Daniel said, ‘I don’t think James Nesbitt is dead. I have a theory, a secret suspicion that he might be the most important man.”

The Cold Feet star told the Radio Times, “Although Line Of Duty has been taped here for years, I was never considered for it, which always annoyed me a bit.”

However, James explained after the show that it was all a trick he and Jed had come up with to keep fans on track of his role in the hit police series.

And when Jed asked him to appear on the show, he was filming Bloodlands in Belfast, creating the perfect cover story for when he was seen around town.

Jed said, “It was easier to keep it a secret by working out the plan between the two of us… It worked brilliantly because everyone thought he was genuinely annoyed.”

James added: “I kept it to myself for over a year and couldn’t even tell my closest friends or family.”

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