STARS of stage and screen were spotted filming in Tollesbury for the second series of an ITV drama.

Downton Abbey actress Joanne Froggatt and Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd were seen filming in Tollesbury marina.

The actors, along with the crew, were shooting the second series of Liar written by The Missing creators Harry and Jack Williams.

The cast and crew were seen filming in and around the marina and marshes area as work on the six-part drama got underway.

Back in 2017, the show was credited with giving tourism in the area a big boost.

The striking marshlands at Tollesbury Marina featured on every episode of the first series, serving as the background to the opening titles while numerous scenes were filmed.

The emotional thriller saw renowned surgeon Andrew Ellis, played by Gruffudd, murdered after his predatory behaviour towards women was revealed.

This time the story follows detectives uncovering clues about Andrew’s past and unpacking the events of the three crucial weeks leading up to his murder.


Katherine Kelly, of Mr Selfridge fame, joins the cast as DI Karen Renton tasked with unravelling the mystery.

The new series will also see Musketeers actor Howard Charles and Downton Abbey star Amy Nuttall join the team.

Polly Hill, head of Drama at ITV, said: “We’re delighted both Joanne and Ioan are returning to Liar as Laura and Andrew with Katherine Kelly joining the cast as DI Karen Renton.

“We’re sure audiences will once again be gripped by the story a Harry and Jack Williams keep you guessing over who killed Andrew.”


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Jan Diedrichsen, executive director at SundanceTV, added: “We are thrilled to be working once again with our partners at ITV, Harry and Jack Williams and this exceptionally talented cast on a thrilling new season that will dive deeper into the complicated relationship between Laura and Andrew and the mystery surrounding his death.”

A date for the new series to air is expected to be confirmed at a later date.