Tom Hiddleston PIC EXC: Actor giggles with co-star Claire Danes on the set of The Essex Serpent

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Tom Hiddleston giggles with on-screen love interest Claire Danes as he transforms into a priest on the set of The Essex Serpent

  • The actor, 40, stepped into the role of hot priest Will Ransome in traditional attire, while his on-screen love interest, 41, wore a blonde wig when they appeared on the set of their new show in Maldon on Tuesday.
  • In the six-part series filmed for Apple TV +, Claire’s character Cora Seaborne – released from an abusive marriage – develops an intense relationship with the minister.
  • The widow who moves from Victorian London to the village of Aldwinter in Essex in search of a mythical sea creature
  • Homeland star Claire replaced Keira Knightley in the role when the British actress had to retire for ‘family reasons’
  • The release date for The Essex Serpent, directed by Clio Barnard, is likely next year

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Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes appeared in a cheerful mood as they laughed on the set of their new TV show The Essex Serpent in the county town of Maldon on Tuesday.

The actor, 40, stepped into the role of hot priest Will Ransome in traditional attire, while his on-screen love interest, 41, wore a blonde wig.

In the six-part series filmed for Apple TV +, Claire’s character Cora Seaborne – released from an abusive marriage – develops an intense relationship with the minister.

Cheery: Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes appeared in a cheery mood as they laughed on the set of their new TV show The Essex Serpent in the county town of Maldon on Tuesday

Cheery: Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes appeared in a cheery mood as they laughed on the set of their new TV show The Essex Serpent in the county town of Maldon on Tuesday

Fencing star Tom cut a sharp figure in a white administrative shirt tied with a waistcoat and blazer, while his co-star looked just as good for the upcoming project – set during the Victorian era.

The American thespian was dressed in a turtleneck sweater and balloon-style wool coat with shoulder pads.

For the scenes, the crew transformed Hythe Quay Bay with the addition of fishing boxes and baskets. In a post on Facebook, Topsail Charters said, “Our ships are at the center of the props today. The quay is being transformed while we are ready to film next Thursday.

On cloud nine: the actor, 40, stepped into the role of hot priest Will Ransome in traditional attire, while his on-screen love interest, 41, wore a blonde wig

On cloud nine: the actor, 40, stepped into the role of hot priest Will Ransome in traditional attire, while his on-screen love interest, 41, wore a blonde wig

On cloud nine: the actor, 40, stepped into the role of hot priest Will Ransome in traditional attire, while his on-screen love interest, 41, wore a blonde wig

Chemistry: The acclaimed screen stars couldn't contain their joy while conversing between takes

Chemistry: The acclaimed screen stars couldn't contain their joy while conversing between takes

Hard at work: The duo began filming for the show earlier this month

Hard at work: The duo began filming for the show earlier this month

Chemistry: The acclaimed screen stars couldn’t contain their joy while conversing between takes

What's so funny?  The Loki hunk seemed to make the main star chuckle as she grinned while walking around town

What's so funny?  The Loki hunk seemed to make the main star chuckle as she grinned while walking around town

What’s so funny? The Loki hunk seemed to make the main star chuckle as she grinned while walking around town

In his element: the award-winning artist carved a sharp figure in a white administrative shirt, tied with a waistcoat and blazer

In his element: the award-winning artist carved a sharp figure in a white administrative shirt, tied with a waistcoat and blazer

He's unstoppable: The thespian has been busy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

He's unstoppable: The thespian has been busy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

In his element: the award-winning artist carved a sharp figure in a white administrative shirt, tied with a waistcoat and blazer

Coordination: The American beauty looked just as good for the upcoming project - set during the Victorian era

Coordination: The American beauty looked just as good for the upcoming project - set during the Victorian era

Coordination: The American beauty looked just as good for the upcoming project – set during the Victorian era

Juggling Act: TV star Tom will next 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.

Juggling Act: TV star Tom will next 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.

Best Known For: The Old Etonian won rave reviews for his performance as a hotel worker who was recruited in 2016 to spy on a ruthless arms dealer in the BBC's Night Manager

Best Known For: The Old Etonian won rave reviews for his performance as a hotel worker who was recruited in 2016 to spy on a ruthless arms dealer in the BBC's Night Manager

Juggling Act: TV star Tom will next 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.

Different Look: The mum of two was dressed in a turtleneck sweater and woolen coat with balloon-style shoulder pads

Different Look: The mum of two was dressed in a turtleneck sweater and woolen coat with balloon-style shoulder pads

Different Look: The mum of two was dressed in a turtleneck sweater and woolen coat with balloon-style shoulder pads

Story: Claire's character Cora Seaborne ¿released from an abusive marriage ¿develops an intense relationship with the minister

Story: Claire's character Cora Seaborne ¿released from an abusive marriage ¿develops an intense relationship with the minister

Details: The six-part series is being filmed for Apple TV +

Details: The six-part series is being filmed for Apple TV +

Story: In the six-part series filmed for Apple TV +, Claire’s character Cora Seaborne – released from an abusive marriage – develops an intense relationship with the minister

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

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

The Old Etonian received critical acclaim for his performance as a hotel worker who was recruited in 2016 to spy on a ruthless arms dealer in the BBC’s Night Manager, not least for his steamy sex session with Elizabeth Debicki.

The release date for The Essex Serpent, directed by Clio Barnard, is likely next year.

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

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

Keep your eyes peeled: the release date for The Essex Serpent, directed by Clio Barnard, is likely next year

Keep your eyes peeled: the release date for The Essex Serpent, directed by Clio Barnard, is likely next year

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

Staying Safe: At one point, the duo chatted with crew members wearing PPE in the midst of the global crisis

Staying Safe: At one point, the duo chatted with crew members wearing PPE in the midst of the global crisis

Staying Safe: At one point, the duo chatted with crew members wearing PPE in the midst of the global crisis

Who’s excited to see The Essex Serpent? I know we are hopefully a great advertisement for Maldon and our ships. ‘

The Maldon County Council also confirmed that filming would take place in the area, narrating 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.

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.

It's showtime!  The I Saw The Light star was first photographed shooting scenes earlier this month

It's showtime!  The I Saw The Light star was first photographed shooting scenes earlier this month

It’s showtime! The I Saw The Light star was first photographed shooting scenes earlier this month

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