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Mark Strong transforms into solemn-faced surgeon as he returns to film Sky One's Temple series 2


Mark Strong transforms into solemn-faced surgeon Daniel Milton as he returns to film Sky One’s Temple series two after forced five month hiatus

Mark Strong was pictured on set on Sky One’s mini-series Temple on Friday, as filming resumed after a forced five month hiatus due to the pandemic. 

The actor, 57, who starred in two of the Kingsman comedy spy films, transformed into solemn-faced surgeon Daniel Milton for series two. 

Mark revealed sex scenes were banned for the show and that even kissing was not encouraged if a look or a gesture could be used instead, in a bid to reduce the risk of a spread of coronavirus. 

He's back: Mark Strong was pictured on set on Sky One's mini-series Temple on Friday, as filming resumed after a forced five month hiatus due to the pandemic

He’s back: Mark Strong was pictured on set on Sky One’s mini-series Temple on Friday, as filming resumed after a forced five month hiatus due to the pandemic

Mark was pictured in Daniel’s costume which comprised of a military style jacket, khaki trousers and tough biker boots. 

The actor walked through central London with a concerned look on his face as the cameras rolled. 

Mark plays Daniel, a brilliant surgeon who runs an illegal clinic for criminals beneath London’s Temple underground station. 

Concerned: The actor, 57, who starred in two of the Kingsman comedy spy films, transformed into solemn-faced surgeon Daniel Milton for series 2

Concerned: The actor, 57, who starred in two of the Kingsman comedy spy films, transformed into solemn-faced surgeon Daniel Milton for series 2

The cast, including Line Of Duty’s Daniel Mays and Game Of Thrones actress Carice van Houten, have been divided into three bubbles which operate in isolation of each other.

On set they wear masks until the moment they set foot in front of the camera, while make-up and costume teams wear full PPE and regularly disinfect areas.

Mark told MailOnline last month: ‘We eliminated things from the script that weren’t entirely necessary. So if there were too many extras or if there was a kiss which could be signified by looking into each other’s eyes we chose that option instead.

Taking no risks: The cast, including Line Of Duty's Daniel Mays (pictured) have been divided into three bubbles which operate in isolation of each other

Taking no risks: The cast, including Line Of Duty’s Daniel Mays (pictured) have been divided into three bubbles which operate in isolation of each other 

Star-studded cast: Game Of Thrones actress Carice van Houten will also return. She plays Anna Willems, a medical researcher who reluctantly assists him with his underground clinic

Star-studded cast: Game Of Thrones actress Carice van Houten will also return. She plays Anna Willems, a medical researcher who reluctantly assists him with his underground clinic 

‘There are no love scenes or scenes of a sexual nature.’ He added: ‘If you are making a show like Normal People, I don’t know how you would deal with that.’

He said cast and crew have been divided into bubbles to minimise social contact and must limit their movements outside of work for the next six months in a form of ‘soft isolation’.

Additionally, there are regular coronavirus tests on set. 

‘I really wanted to get back to work,’ said the actor.

‘We are quite proud about going ahead and being one of the first to get back. My only worry was the fun of being on set that the banter would be somehow diminished. 

‘It doesn’t seem to have been so far and I don’t think it will be. I think everybody is going to make a really good fist of behaving as if it was normal.’

Thrilling: Kingsman actor Mark (pictured) stars as surgeon Daniel who runs a secret operating theatre in a derelict bunker in Sky One series Temple

Thrilling: Kingsman actor Mark (pictured) stars as surgeon Daniel who runs a secret operating theatre in a derelict bunker in Sky One series Temple

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