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Tom Hollander looks dapper as he transforms into Major Dalby for The Ipcress File filming in Croatia

He’s set to play spymaster Major Dalby in the upcoming The Ipcress File remake.

And Tom Hollander cut a very dapper figure as he filmed scenes for the six-part ITV series in Zagreb, Croatia, on Thursday.

The Night Manager star, 53, donned a long black jacket paired with a smart hat and large umbrella as he strolled along the street.

In character: Tom Hollander cut a very dapper figure as he filmed scenes as spymaster Major Dalby for the six-part ITV series in Zagreb, Croatia, on Thursday

Tom looked extremely smart in his 1960s costume which consisted of a white shirt and tie paired with a brown tailored suit. 

He ensured to keep things respectable with a pair of black gloves and matching leather shoes. 

During the day’s shoot, Tom was seen putting his hat on outside a building and walking along the street while several other actors chatted around him. 

Other shots showed Tom inside a phone booth and members of the crew moving around props to transform the area into 1960s Berlin. 

Looking the part: The Night Manager star, 53, donned a long black jacket paired with a smart hat and large umbrella as he strolled along the street

Looking the part: The Night Manager star, 53, donned a long black jacket paired with a smart hat and large umbrella as he strolled along the street 

In the 1965 espionage movie, Major Dalby was played by Nigel Green while Michael Caine played the lead role of Harry Palmer.

The Ipcress File is an ITV six-part series remake of the 1965 British espionage film starring Michael Caine and is being filmed on location in Liverpool and Croatia.

Filming began last month on Exchange Street West, close to Liverpool Town Hall, which had been transformed into 1960s London.   

The series has been written by Trainspotting writer John Hodge and the all-star cast also includes The Night Manager’s Tom Hollander and Peaky Blinders star Joe Cole.

At work: Tom was also seen acting inside a phone booth while several camera men wore masks outside

At work: Tom was also seen acting inside a phone booth while several camera men wore masks outside

Getting notes? He paused to chat to another man during the shoot outside the yellow building

Getting notes? He paused to chat to another man during the shoot outside the yellow building

Tipping his hat: Tom ensured to keep things respectable with a pair of black gloves, matching leather shoes and a large umbrella

Tipping his hat: Tom ensured to keep things respectable with a pair of black gloves, matching leather shoes and a large umbrella 

Joe takes on the lead role as Harry Palmer, a working-class British sergeant in Berlin as the Cold War rages in the sixties. 

Joe’s character – famously played by Michael Caine – is slated as being ‘sharp and savvy’ with a series of side-hustles that could potentially land him in hot water with the law.

However an intelligence officer notices his abilities and offers him a way to dodge jail by becoming a spy for the British government.

Palmer undertakes his first case known as The Ipcress File, which involves using his links to a man believed to have kidnapped a British nuclear scientist.

Here he comes: Several extras could be seen in 1960s dress as Tom walked out of the building

Here he comes: Several extras could be seen in 1960s dress as Tom walked out of the building

Filming: A large green and white bus was prominent in another scene which involved several other people speaking in a group

Filming: A large green and white bus was prominent in another scene which involved several other people speaking in a group

Hard at work: Other shots saw members of the crew moving around props to transform the area into 1960s Berlin

Hard at work: Other shots saw members of the crew moving around props to transform the area into 1960s Berlin

Lucy will play the glamorous Jean Courtney, originally played by Sue Lloyd.

The protagonist is assigned an assistant, Jean, a beautiful young woman towards whom he begins to develop romantic feelings. 

The original espionage film and its following sequels were a deliberately downbeat alternative to the hugely successful James Bond films.

Despite this, one of the early Bond producers, Harry Saltzman and others were brought into work on the Palmer series.

Palmer is a contrast to Bond’s privileged private school upbringing and lives and works in a ‘gloomy’ London, where he resides in a Notting Hill bedsit.

Remake: The Ipcress File is an ITV six-part series remake of the 1965 film starring Michael Caine and is being filmed on location in Liverpool and Croatia (pictured the shoot on Thursday)

Remake: The Ipcress File is an ITV six-part series remake of the 1965 film starring Michael Caine and is being filmed on location in Liverpool and Croatia (pictured the shoot on Thursday)

Set in winter? What appeared to be snow was placed on the edges of the concrete steps during one scene involving two other actors

Set in winter? What appeared to be snow was placed on the edges of the concrete steps during one scene involving two other actors

The original film was produced at Pinewood studios while also being shot on location around London.

It is now included on the British Film Institute’s list of 100 of the best British films of the 20th century, ranking at number 59. 

It has been reported by Deadline that the production is being produced by The Crown’s Andrew Eaton and directed by Black Mirror’s James Watkins.

The original Ipcress File was awarded three BAFTAs and the novel has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. It also kicked off a series of seven other books, meaning there is scope for further series if this one proves a ratings hit. 

Writer Hodge told the publication: ‘This is a wonderful opportunity to inhabit a time when the post-war world was morphing into the way we live now, when social mobility, civil rights, and modern feminism were forcing their way into public consciousness, and all of it happening with the world divided in two and both halves threatening to blow the whole thing sky high.’ 

Iconic: The original espionage film and its sequels were a deliberately downbeat alternative to the hugely successful James Bond films (pictured Michael Caine as Harry Palmer and Sue Lloyd as Jean Courtney in the 1965 movie)

Iconic: The original espionage film and its sequels were a deliberately downbeat alternative to the hugely successful James Bond films (pictured Michael Caine as Harry Palmer and Sue Lloyd as Jean Courtney in the 1965 movie)


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