The 1970s are recreated on the roads of London with a vintage double-decker bus and classic cars as filming continues for Sex Pistols TV drama
Danny Boyle’s upcoming Sex Pistols drama continued shooting on the streets of London on Sunday.
The 1970s were recreated in St John’s Wood as vintage double-decker bus and classic cars were spotted on the roads, while cast and crew milled about in PPE between takes.
The bus was seen heading towards Liverpool Street, with a VW camper van and a classic Vauxhall also spied on the road.
Bustling: Danny Boyle’s upcoming Sex Pistols drama continued shooting on the streets of London on Sunday
Crew wrapped up during the on-location shoot, wearing winter coats amid the chilly March weather.
Scenes have been shot in a range of locations across the capital over the past couple of weeks, with some of the stars of the series pictured out and about.
Among them have been Iris Law as Soo Catwoman, Anson Boon as Johnny Rotten and Maisie Williams as Pamela Rooke AKA Jordan.
Classic cars: A VW camper van was seen on location in St John’s Wood
Toot toot! A vintage Vauxhall was also spied on the road
Heading east? A bus was seen heading towards Liverpool Street
Back in time: The 1970s were recreated in St John’s Wood as the vintage double-decker bus and classic cars were spotted on the roads while cast and crew milled about in PPE between takes
The six-part series based on the iconic Brit band will be titled Pistols.
The group were notoriously embroiled in spats – with guitarist Steve Jones known to have a fling with Nancy Spungen, bandmate Sid Vicious’s girlfriend.
In the first behind-the-scenes images released from filming earlier this year, the actors portraying the characters were seen sneaking off together, presumably to do the deed.
The snaps saw Toby Wallace as Jones with his arms around Miss Spungen, played by Emma Appleton, as they got into a green mini in Peckham.
Jones has admitted he slept with the peroxide blonde American, saying: ‘I don’t think he [Vicious] ever found out, and I don’t think he’d be too bothered if he did.’
The six-parter is based on Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol, a 2018 memoir by Jones of how he achieved notoriety alongside his bandmates.
Jones detailed his prolific sex life, which included seducing his bandmates’ girlfriends, and revealed how he ‘took one for the team’ by hooking up with Miss Spungen.
‘She was so whiny, I was bewildered by what he [Sid] could’ve found attractive about her – she just seemed to have so little to recommend her as a person,’ he wrote.
Vicious, who is played by Louis Partridge, was born Simon John Richie. He died of a drug overdose in 1979, aged 21, while awaiting trial for the murder of 20-year-old Miss Spungen.
Imitating life: Shooting for the drama series about the Sex Pistols includes this scene where guitarist Steve Jones sneaks off with Nancy Spungen (left), bandmate Sid Vicious’s girlfriend
Boyle was seen recently directing a night shoot with Anson Boon as singer Johnny Rotten and Jacob Slater as drummer Paul Cook.
Sydney Chandler, who plays Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders and who will star with Harry Styles in Don’t Worry Darling, was with the group as they huddled next to a red phone box.
Partridge and Boon shared behind-the scenes selfies of them practising their punk snarls in rehearsals.
Boyle’s series will follow the band’s rise and their relationship with manager Malcolm McLaren and his then girlfriend Vivienne Westwood, played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Tallulah Riley.
Anarchy in the US: Rotten, Vicious and Jones during the Sex Pistols’ 1978 tour
Christian Lees will play the original bassist Glen Matlock, who was replaced by Vicious in 1977.
Dylan Llewellyn appears as Wally Nightingale, who formed a band with schoolmates Cook and Jones in 1972 but was replaced by Rotten when they transformed into the Sex Pistols. He died in 1996 aged 40.
Pistol is due to screen on US channel FX in 2022. Its previous shows have aired on the BBC.