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Lucy Boynton spotted on set of filming the ITV drama Ruth – at the house in Hampstead where her lover David Blakely was staying the night she murdered him

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Lucy Boynton cut a glamorous figure as she got stuck into filming the ITV drama Ruth in Hampstead on Friday.

The actress, 29, was pictured shooting scenes outside 29 Tanza Road, the house where Ruth was staying on the night she conducted the murder.

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.

Lucy, who is playing Ruth in the drama, wore her platinum blonde locks in a bouncy blowdry look and slipped into a casual attire for filming.

On set: Lucy Boynton, 29, cut a glamorous figure as she got stuck into filming the ITV drama Ruth in Hampstead on Friday

Spooky: The actress was pictured shooting scenes outside 29 Tanza Road, the house where Ruth was staying on the night she conducted the murder

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

For another scene, Lucy donned a leopard print collard jacket with a pop of red lipstick, and stood next to 1950’s cars.

Lucy was spotted walking through the streets from location to location in her casual attire.

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.

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.

Chic: Lucy, who is playing Ruth in the drama, wore her platinum blonde locks in a bouncy blowdry look and slipped into a casual attire for filming

Upcoming 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

Set in the 50s: She shot Blakely repeatedly outside the Magdala pub in Hampstead, North London with one bullet ricocheting off the pavement and injuring a passer-by 

Character: Lucy was spotted walking through the streets from location to location in her casual attire

Costume change: Lucy slipped into another outfit and sported a classy oversized jacket with a matching leopard print handbag

Drama: Lucy pictured as Ruth on set with a co-star

Filming: For another scene, Lucy donned a leopard print collard jacket with a pop of red lipstick, and stood next to 1950’s cars

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.’

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