Mon. Feb 26th, 2024
alert-–-lucy-boynton-cuts-a-casual-figure-in-black-top-and-pink-hairnet-as-she-grabs-a-coffee-while-on-break-from-filming-itv-drama-ruthAlert – Lucy Boynton cuts a casual figure in black top and pink hairnet as she grabs a coffee while on break from filming ITV drama Ruth

Lucy Boynton cut a casual figure as she went for an afternoon stroll while on a break from filming her upcoming ITV drama Ruth.

The actress, 29, wrapped her platinum blonde locks in a hair net as she stopped by Gail’s for a cup of coffee. 

The TV star opted for a laid back look as she wore a black jumper with striped sleeves which she paired with dark trousers.

Carrying a navy jacket, Lucy added to her look with a pair of black boots along with a red handbag.

The actress also stopped by a pub on the outing where she appeared to be joined by other cast and crew working on the show.  

Out and about: Lucy Boynton cut a casual figure as she went for an afternoon stroll while on a break from filming her upcoming ITV drama Ruth

The Bohemian Rhapsody star later changed into a black coat as she returned to filming the period drama. 

The show tells the story of Ruth Ellis who was executed aged just 28 in 1955 after killing her abusive lover, racing driver David Blakely. 

She shot Blakely repeatedly outside the Magdala pub in Hampstead, North London with one bullet ricocheting off the pavement and injuring a passer-by.

The drama, which has been written by Kelly Jones, is set in 1955 and will premiere on ITV1 and be available for streaming on ITVX. 

Lucy said: ‘Ruth Ellis’ story is a fascinating one. Both she and this complex case have always evoked a strong reaction.

‘With Kelly’s insightful scripts I’m looking forward to bringing a new perspective to both familiar audiences as well as those who are unaware of her mark on British history.’

The drama will see Ellis as a young nightclub manageress, her abusive relationship with Blakely, and her subsequent arrest, trial and the legal fight to reprieve her.

Ellis was hanged by infamous hangman, Albert Pierrepoint, in Holloway Prison, aged just 28 in 1955. 

Casual: The TV star opted for a laid back look as she wore a black jumper with striped sleeves which she paired with dark trousers

Outfit: Carrying a navy jacket, Lucy added to her look with a pair of black boots along with a red handbag

Unwind: The actress also stopped by a pub on the outing where she appeared to be joined by other cast and crew working on the show

The four-part series is described as ‘a compelling legal and emotional rollercoaster’ and is based on Carol Ann Lee’s acclaimed biography A Fine Day for Hanging: The Real Ruth Ellis Story.

An ITV spokesperson said of the drama: ‘The powerful mystery of what compelled Ruth Ellis to take the life of the man she was in a passionate but toxic and volatile relationship with will reveal that there was more to this crime of passion than Ruth was prepared to say. 

‘Her silence, and resistance to speak of what happened between her and dashing racing driver, Blakely, is far more complex than she admitted.

‘Ruth’s solicitor, the low-status but intelligent and sensitive John Bickford, starts to realise some of what she has suffered and believes they must make a case for provocation.

‘With stakes that could not be higher, literally life or death, Bickford begins his own investigation and uncovers details that could have saved her life had those facts been aired in court.’

On location: The Bohemian Rhapsody star later changed into a black coat as she returned to filming the period drama

Plot: The show tells the story of Ruth Ellis who was executed aged just 28 in 1955 after killing her abusive lover, racing driver David Blakely

Show: The drama, which has been written by Kelly Jones, is set in 1955 and will premiere on ITV1 and be available for streaming on ITVX

Lucy said: ‘Ruth Ellis’ story is a fascinating one. Both she and this complex case have always evoked a strong reaction’

She added: ‘With Kelly’s insightful scripts I’m looking forward to bringing a new perspective to both familiar audiences as well as those who are unaware of her mark on British history’ 

Getting into character: Lucy Boynton (left) debuted a bleached bop on Monday as transformed into Ruth (right) – the last woman to hang in the UK

The drama will be produced by Angie Darnell, with Lee Haven Jones directing all four episodes. 

Ruth has been commissioned by ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill and Drama Commissioner, Huw Kennair Jones.

Silverprint’s Creative Director Kate Bartlett will executive produce the series alongside Antonia Gordon, Development Director for Silverprint Pictures. 

Jones said: ‘There is so much more to the Ruth Ellis story than we think we know.

‘Kelly’s scripts brilliantly explore not only how the emotional and physical abuse she suffered drove her to commit a terrible crime but also the desperate last-minute attempt to save her as she and her supporters battled an unforgiving Establishment.

‘We’re thrilled to be working with Lucy Boynton and Silverprint Pictures to bring this compelling story to the ITV and ITVX audience.’

Lucy has most recently appeared in ITV’s three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? adapted and directed by Hugh Laurie. 

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