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James Nesbitt back in Belfast to shoot killer dentist drama

By Staff Reporter

Published 06/11/2015

James Nesbitt will play killer Colin Howell
James Nesbitt will play killer Colin Howell
Colin Howell

Ulster film star James Nesbitt was back in Belfast yesterday as filming got under way for The Secret - a three-part ITV series telling the story of murderers Colin Howell and his lover Hazel Stewart.

The Broughshane-born actor was in Belfast's former Crumlin Road Gaol shooting courthouse scenes for the drama.

Filming is expected to last into the New Year.

Nesbitt (50) plays killer dentist Howell and The Honourable Woman star Genevieve O'Reilly plays Hazel.

The series is based on Let This Be Our Secret, a book by former journalist Deric Henderson which tells the story of how the Ballymoney dentist and lay preacher gassed his wife Lesley and Stewart's husband Trevor Buchanan - and made their deaths look like a suicide pact.

The couple each received a life sentence for their roles in the 1991 murders in Castlerock.

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