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Stars hard at work on new series of The Fall

By Amanda Ferguson

Published 15/12/2015

TV drama: Gillian Anderson
TV drama: Gillian Anderson

Filming on the third series of The Fall is well under way in Belfast.

Over recent weeks, Jamie Dornan, Gillian Anderson and the rest of the show's stars have been busy recording scenes for the latest gripping instalment of the popular BBC crime drama.

Dornan, from Co Down, who plays serial killer Paul Spector, and Anderson, who plays Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, managed to keep a relatively low profile when they were on location in the city earlier this month.

Filming concentrated on the derelict Orangefield High School in east Belfast which is understood to have been converted into the hospital where Spector is being treated after the character suffered gunshot injuries at the end of the last series.

It is thought other scenes involving actress Bronagh Waugh are being shot this week before the crew takes a break for Christmas before work resumes at locations including Stranmillis College in the new year.

The Fall's writer and director Allan Cubitt previously said the cliffhanger ending of the last series was conceived in the hope of further exploring the characters.

While the actors and crew get to grips with work on season three, fans of The Fall have been visiting locations used in the first two series.

Murals of the main characters, just off Commercial Court in the Cathedral Quarter, are also attracting attention.

"Took a trip to the Paul and Stella mural this morning so beautiful!! #TheFall #Belfast," one fan wrote on Twitter.

A spokeswoman for NI Screen spoke to the Belfast Telegraph of the benefits of productions such as The Fall filming in Belfast.

"We are delighted to welcome Artists' Studio back to Belfast to film the third series of The Fall and we wish the cast and crew all the best for their shoot," she said.

"Our investment in projects of this nature help develop the Northern Ireland production sector, contributing to the long-term stability of our creative industries through the creation of jobs and the evidence that Northern Ireland can compete in the global market."

It is expected that series three of The Fall will be screened early next year.

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