A date has been set for the release of a new series filmed across the North West ,including in Heaton Park, starring Hollywood actor Ewan McGregor.

The A-lister's was in the region  filming for  the star-studded drama, A Gentleman in Moscow, set during the Russian Revolution - with photographers descending on Bolton where key scenes were filmed  desperate to get a snap.

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Director, Sam Miller, as well as a number of actors in period dress and with authentic touches such as cars and carriages were spotted to create the Russian era.


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Based on a 2016 novel by Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow tracks aristocrat Alexander Rostov after he is spared execution, but sent to the Hotel Metropol under house arrest.


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 Count Rostov is  threatened with death if he ever tries to leave.

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The series  will premier on Paramount Plus in the UK on Friday, March 29 this year.

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McGregor said at the time the production was started: "It is an amazing, wonderful story and I am excited to play such a fabulous role."