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The Fall 3: Is Jamie Dornan among cast back in Belfast to start filming?

What will be the fate of Paul Spector?

By Claire Williamson

Published 02/12/2015

The Fall returned to our screens last night with Jamie Dornan reprising his role as serial killer Paul Spector
The Fall returned to our screens last night with Jamie Dornan reprising his role as serial killer Paul Spector
Modelling with Gisele Bundchen
Attention fell on Jamie Dornan when he started dated actress Keira Knightley in 2003
Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in The Fall
Jamie Dornan in The Fall
In May 2013 BBC drama The Fall hit our screens. Set in Belfast, Dornan played serial killer Paul Spector, opposite Gillian Anderson.
Jamie Dornan plays serial killer Paul Spector
In May 2013 BBC drama The Fall hit our screens. Set in Belfast, Dornan played serial killer Paul Spector.
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in trailer for Fifty Shades Of Grey
Jamie Dornan says filming racy scenes with Dakota Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey was not sexy.
Jamie Dornan
Fifty Shades of Grey
Jamie Dornan has told The Observer Magazine that filming racy scenes for the film Fifty Shades of Grey with co-star Dakota Johnson was not sexy. Ian West/PA Wire.
Actor and Comedian Bill Murray hugs 50 Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan as they walk of the 12th tee during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie
Northern Ireland model Jamie Dornan and Eva Mendes in their sultry new Calvin Klein advert
Jamie Dornan and Gisele Bundchen in an Aquascutum advert.
Jamie Dornan was in a band called Sons of Jim, with Dave Alexander. The band disbanded in 2008.
Modelling in an advert for Calvin Klein Jeans
In the band Sons of Jim, with Dave Alexander at a Sports Relief event at Custom House Square in Belfast.
He modelled for Calvin Klein (with Kate Moss and Eva Mendes), Dior, Aquascutum and Armani, among many other brands.
Arriving for a screening of Martie Antoinette with Rose Byrne in New York
Playing Ed in the Hammer Horror production, Beyond the Rave
Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
As Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
As Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
At a Calvin Klein event
In April 2013 Jamie Dornan married singer Amelia Warner in Somerset, England. They are now expecting a baby.
In April 2013 Jamie Dornan married singer Amelia Warner in Somerset, England. They are now expecting a baby.
Jamie Dornan chats to Sarah Travers, host of UTV's The Magazine, on his first visit to Belfast since marrying musician, Amelia Warner.
With Eva Mendes in an ad for Calvin Klein Jeans
With Eva Mendes in an ad for Calvin Klein Jeans
Jamie Dornan with The Fall co-star Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in a photoshoot for Red magazine
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in the first cast photos from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in the first cast photos from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie
Leading man: Jamie Dornan on The Graham Norton Show
Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4
Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4

Are you ready to embrace the darkness again - because the cast of The Fall have returned to Belfast to start filming series three.

It's been a long wait since the end of Season 2 but now filming has started again- edging us ever closer to finding out the fate of serial killer Paul Spector.

Series two of The Fall, which stars Holywood-born actor Jamie Dornan and former X-Files star Gillian Anderson in a cat-and-mouse chase, ended with an excruciating cliff-hanger as Dornan lay shot in the arms of detective Stella Gibson.

The last words heard were Gibson desperately shouting "we're losing him" while Spector appeared to fall out of consciousness.

Anderson plays detective Stella Gibson, seconded to Belfast from the Metropolitan Police, to sniff out serial killer Spector (Dornan) who stalks the city streets for his female prey.

In March the BBC announced the return of the BBC2 thriller - much to the delight of fans - with a five-part run which will bring the story to a close.

Social media has been ablaze with excitement as Jamie Dornan was reportedly spotted at a Belfast airport on Monday.

The BBC confirmed that filming of the highly-anticipated series three of the hit show started on Monday November 30. But they could not disclose what members of the cast were back in Belfast.

The official Twitter account of The Fall has since tweeted a picture of the first scene shot from series three with the ominous caption: "The life of a killer hangs in the balance".

Actress Bronagh Taggart who plays DC Gail McNally in the programme tweeted her boarding pass from London to Belfast with the caption, "Ok, I'm ready to embrace the darkness. Again."

While actor Gerard McCarthy who played solicitor Kevin McSwain, tweeted a series of suggestive emoticons with the caption 'Lights camera action.'

Meanwhile producer Julian Stevens tweeted good luck to the cast "for the start of filming The Fall 3".

Dornan, who shot to global fame when he took on the lead role of Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey,will re-join Gillian Anderson in the third series of the Belfast-based hit crime drama.

The first scene shot from The Fall series 3. Pic. The Fall Official.
The first scene shot from The Fall series 3. Pic. The Fall Official.

Written by Allan Cubitt, the mini-series, shot entirely in Northern Ireland, became BBC2's biggest drama launch in eight years when it aired in May 2013. It was well received by critics and audience alike and won a number of accolades.

Speaking previously writer and director Allan Cubitt said: “The cliffhanger ending of season two was conceived in the hope of further exploring the characters and the themes that are at the heart of The Fall.”

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama, said: "The story is far from over. Allan has known the end game from the beginning - the cat and mouse game between Gillian and Jamie has one last act to play out. Who will win?”

Season two brought in more than three million viewers making it one of BBC Two’s highest performing dramas of 2014. And around 3.6 million tuned into the feature-length finale last December.

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