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Tom Brittney directs Grantchester for first time during series seven filming with Robson Green

Tom Brittney directs Grantchester for first time as he takes charge on set of the ITV show’s seventh series during filming with Robson Green

He plays Reverend Will Davenport in ITV’s 1950s crime-fighting series.

And on Monday, Tom Brittney, 30, directed Grantchester for first time as he took charge of the show’s seventh series during filming, in the village of Grantchester near Cambridge.

The actor, who is making his directing debut, was joined on set by Robson Green, 56, who plays Detective Geordie Keating and actress Tessa Peake-Jones, 64, who plays Mrs Sylvia Maguire. 

Debut: On Monday, Tom Brittney, 30, directed Grantchester for first time as he took charge of the show’s seventh series during filming, in the village of Grantchester near Cambridge 

Tom was seen checking the scenes as filming continued on the new series by the pretty village church in Grantchester.

He looked pleased to be back on set of the popular drama as he was spotted filming a scene and even took a selfie outside.   

Tom was dressed in a 3-piece suit with a clerical collar and a white gown over the top while filming scenes in church. 

Robson looked equally dapper in a double breasted slate grey suit and tie, which he wore with a crisp white shirt. 

Star: Tom was joined on set by Robson Green, 56, who plays Detective Geordie Keating

Star: Tom was joined on set by Robson Green, 56, who plays Detective Geordie Keating 

Multi-talented: Tom plays Reverend Will Davenport in the 1950s crime-fighting series

Multi-talented: Tom plays Reverend Will Davenport in the 1950s crime-fighting series

Loving it: Tom appeared happy to be at the helm of the show, making his directorial debut

Between takes: The new director chatted to colleagues between takes

Loving it: Tom appeared happy to be at the helm of the show, making his directorial debut

In a statement, Executive Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd previously said of filming amid the pandemic: ‘In these difficult times we are delighted to be able to film another series of our beloved Grantchester.  

‘The cast and crew have worked tirelessly to bring the series to the screen and we know the audience are very excited to see what Will, Geordie and the Grantchester family have in store for them.’

The series is adapted from the Grantchester Mysteries novels by James Runcie and was developed for television by Daisy Coulam.

Taking it easy: Robson sat on a fold-up chair as he took a break on set in the church's graveyard

Taking it easy: Robson sat on a fold-up chair as he took a break on set in the church’s graveyard

Happy days: Robson flashed a wide smile as he chatted to the show's make-up artist

Happy days: Robson flashed a wide smile as he chatted to the show’s make-up artist

Grantchester’s fourth series saw the departure of lead actor James Norton, who played Reverend Sidney Chambers, with Tom taking over as the village’s new crime-solving vicar. 

James departed in 2019, and Tom’s Reverend Davenport now leads the cast.

Grantchester season six is expected to air later this year, while series seven is currently being filmed. 

Covid-safe: Tom wore a camouflage print face mask as he strolled around on set

Covid-safe: Tom wore a camouflage print face mask as he strolled around on set

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