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Nicola Walker is pictured racing down the river Cyde in Glasgow on set of her new crime drama Annika

Nicola Walker was pictured racing down the River Clyde in Glasgow on Thursday as she filmed scenes for her new crime drama Annika.

The Unforgettable actor, 50, looked tense as she steered the inflatable police boat, while playing a detective with Scotland’s Marine Homicide Unit.

She wore full protective Helly Hansen sailing gear, complete with a red lifejacket while on set as she maneuvered the speedboat down the river.

Back at it: Unforgettable actress Nicola Walker was pictured racing down the River Clyde in Glasgow on Thursday as she filmed scenes for her new crime drama, Annika

Nicola stars as the titular character, Detective Inspector Annika Strandhed, in the upcoming drama. 

In the show, her specialist unit is tasked with investigating a number of mysterious deaths and unexplained murders off the coast of Scotland. 

The Last Tango in Halifax star kept her face covered with a grey printed face mask before stepping on the boat as the camera started rolling.

As she sped down the Clyde, she wore her blonde bob loose as it whipped up around her face.

In character: The actor, 50, looked tense as she steered the inflatable boat, while playing Detective Inspector Annika Strandhed, a detective with Scotland's Marine Homicide Unit

In character: The actor, 50, looked tense as she steered the inflatable boat, while playing Detective Inspector Annika Strandhed, a detective with Scotland’s Marine Homicide Unit

Protected: She wore full sailing gear, complete with a red lifejacket and kept her face covered with a grey printed face mask while on set as she maneuvered the speedboat down the river

Protected: She wore full sailing gear, complete with a red lifejacket and kept her face covered with a grey printed face mask while on set as she maneuvered the speedboat down the river

In an interview with Graham Norton on Virgin Radio on Sunday morning, the actress revealed that she has been living on her own in a flat in Glasgow since the New Year.  

She said: ‘I was up here a bit before Christmas and I’ve been up since January 4, actually, in my flat, on my own!’ 

The Olivier-award-winner joked that she has been living on her own for so long she was worried about speaking on radio. 

She continued: ‘I am a bit worried about speaking to anyone publicly at the moment because I’ve been on my own for quite a while, Graham!

Work life: In an interview with Graham Norton on Virgin Radio on Sunday, the actress revealed that she has been living on her own in a flat in Glasgow since the New Year while filming

Work life: In an interview with Graham Norton on Virgin Radio on Sunday, the actress revealed that she has been living on her own in a flat in Glasgow since the New Year while filming

‘They thought that maybe my family could come and visit me, but they’re in lockdown and I’m in lockdown!’ 

The actress gave an insight into some of the filming locations in Scotland, sometimes filming in harsh winter conditions saying they were ‘brutal and epic’.

She said: ‘We’ve been out on boats quite a lot and the weather has been very kind to us. 

‘It’s been freezing, but the boat people have been laughing because the seas have been pretty flat actually so we’re having this sort of idyllic, glassy boat ride, when normally obviously it can chuck everything at you up here.’

Freezing: The actress gave an insight into some of the filming locations in Scotland, sometimes filming in harsh winter conditions calling them 'brutal and epic'

Freezing: The actress gave an insight into some of the filming locations in Scotland, sometimes filming in harsh winter conditions calling them ‘brutal and epic’

The series, which is based on the Radio 4 drama where she voiced the same character, follows Nicola as she manages her detective unit while they investigate the ‘seemingly unfathomable’ murders.

She also plays a mother to her ‘brilliant yet complex’ teenage daughter Morgan, played by Silvie Furneaux, and often breaks the fourth wall, speaking directly to the audience in her investigations. 

Nicola is joined by a star-studded cast, including Jamie Sives, Guilt, Katie Leung, The Nest, Ukweli Roach, Blindspot, and Kate Dickie, The Cry.

The six-part series is being shot in various locations around Glasgow until March 21, and will air on Alibi later this year.

Upcoming: The six-part series is being shot in various locations around Glasgow until March 21, and will air on Alibi later this year

Upcoming: The six-part series is being shot in various locations around Glasgow until March 21, and will air on Alibi later this year


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