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Culprits FIRST LOOK: Gemma Arterton transforms into member of a heist crew


Gemma Arterton donned all black to transform into her criminal character Dianne as she filmed scenes for the new series Culprits in Manchester on Wednesday.

In a first look at the eight-part drama, the Bond actress, 36, donned all black as she jumped out an exploded bank wall with a bag of cash in dramatic scenes.  

Disney+’s Culprits follows the aftermath of a heist, when the crew have gone their separate ways but are being targeted one-by-one by a killer.   

Star: Gemma Arterton donned all black to transform into her criminal character Dianne as she filmed scenes for the new series Culprits in Manchester on Wednesday (pictured arriving on set)

Star: Gemma Arterton donned all black to transform into her criminal character Dianne as she filmed scenes for the new series Culprits in Manchester on Wednesday (pictured arriving on set)

The series boasts a cast that includes Gemma, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Niamh Algar, Eddie Izzard, Hollyoaks’ Karl Collins and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as the main part.

For the day of filming she donned a black jumpsuit with a stab vest, chunky boots and face mask as she jumped out of the side of a bank with her cash.

She was earlier seen arriving to set bundled up in a black padded jacket and wore pins in her brunette hair to hold it back.  

Tense: In a first look at the eight-part drama, the Bond actress, 36, donned all black as she jumped out an exploded bank wall with a bag of cash in dramatic scenes

Tense: In a first look at the eight-part drama, the Bond actress, 36, donned all black as she jumped out an exploded bank wall with a bag of cash in dramatic scenes

Plot: Disney+'s Culprits follows the aftermath of a heist, when the crew have gone their separate ways but are being targeted one-by-one by a killer

Drama: She was seen escaping from the building in the dust

Plot: Disney+’s Culprits follows the aftermath of a heist, when the crew have gone their separate ways but are being targeted one-by-one by a killer

Strong: Elsewhere Karl was seen carrying a machine gun and dressed in black overalls as he strolled along the street, ready to get in on all the action

Strong: Elsewhere Karl was seen carrying a machine gun and dressed in black overalls as he strolled along the street, ready to get in on all the action

Elsewhere Karl was seen carrying a machine gun and dressed in black overalls as he strolled along the street, ready to get in on all the action. 

Other scenes saw a whole group of police officers walking around and one running away when the explosion occurs.    

Generation’s Nathan Stewart-Jarrett was revealed in the lead role of Joe when the show was announced as one of Disney vertical Star’s debut UK originals last year.

On set: The series boasts a cast that includes Gemma (pictured), Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Niamh Algar, Eddie Izzard, Hollyoaks' Karl Collins and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as the main part

On set: The series boasts a cast that includes Gemma (pictured), Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Niamh Algar, Eddie Izzard, Hollyoaks’ Karl Collins and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as the main part

Stepping out: She was earlier seen arriving to set bundled up in a black padded jacket and wore pins in her brunette hair to hold it back

Style: She toted  a Gucci bag

Stepping out: She was earlier seen arriving to set bundled up in a black padded jacket and wore pins in her brunette hair to hold it back

Woah! Other scenes saw a whole group of police officers walking around and one running away when the explosion occurs

Woah! Other scenes saw a whole group of police officers walking around and one running away when the explosion occurs

Actor: Karl (pictured) is known for his television roles as Danny Glaze in The Bill, Louis Loveday in Hollyoaks, and Shaun Temple in Doctor Who

Actor: Karl (pictured) is known for his television roles as Danny Glaze in The Bill, Louis Loveday in Hollyoaks, and Shaun Temple in Doctor Who

New role: The King’s Man and Black Narcissus star Arterton will play Dianne, a member of a heist crew

All-black: She then carried off the huge bag of money

New role: The King’s Man and Black Narcissus star Arterton will play Dianne, a member of a heist crew

Stars: Generation's Nathan Stewart-Jarrett was revealed in the lead role of Joe when the show was announced as one of Disney vertical Star's debut UK originals last year

Stars: Generation’s Nathan Stewart-Jarrett was revealed in the lead role of Joe when the show was announced as one of Disney vertical Star’s debut UK originals last year

Tense times: For the day of filming she donned a black jumpsuit with a stab vest, chunky boots and face mask as she jumped out of the side of a bank with her cash

Jump! She was every inch the action woman

Tense times: For the day of filming she donned a black jumpsuit with a stab vest, chunky boots and face mask as she jumped out of the side of a bank with her cash

Story: It's been written and directed by J Blakeson, the Harrogate-born writer and filmmaker behind The Disappearance of Alice Creed and 2020 feature thriller I Care A Lot

Story: It’s been written and directed by J Blakeson, the Harrogate-born writer and filmmaker behind The Disappearance of Alice Creed and 2020 feature thriller I Care A Lot

It’s been written and directed by J Blakeson, the Harrogate-born writer and filmmaker behind The Disappearance of Alice Creed and 2020 feature thriller I Care A Lot.

Blakeson also directed the BBC series Gunpowder in 2017, about the gunpowder plot and starring the likes of Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss.

Principal photography for Culprits began in the UK last month and as well as Manchester, the series is also being filmed in Cambridge, Ontario. 

Pro: Blakeson also directed the BBC series Gunpowder in 2017, about the gunpowder plot and starring the likes of Game of Thrones' Kit Harington, Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss

Pro: Blakeson also directed the BBC series Gunpowder in 2017, about the gunpowder plot and starring the likes of Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss

Exciting: Principal photography for Culprits began in the UK last month and as well as Manchester, the series is also being filmed in Cambridge, Ontario

Exciting: Principal photography for Culprits began in the UK last month and as well as Manchester, the series is also being filmed in Cambridge, Ontario

Ready for action: One of the male actors wore a light grey overalls and carried a black helmet on set

Means business: He looked ready for action

Ready for action: One of the male actors wore a light grey overalls and carried a black helmet on set

Weapons: The actor carried a huge black gun and wore dark sunglasses

Weapons: The actor carried a huge black gun and wore dark sunglasses

Got the money: She walked along with her bag

Got the money: She walked along with her bag

High drama: The police woman actress ran from the explosion

Dramatic scenes: They were shooting in Manchester

High drama: The police woman actress ran from the explosion 

Stroll: The male actor was strolling with his gun and keeping an eye on things

Stroll: The male actor was strolling with his gun and keeping an eye on things

The show is set to air next year.

Culprits is executive produced by Stephen Garrett, created by Blakeson and produced by Morenike Williams (Killing Eve). 

It is produced by Garrett’s UK drama indie Character 7 and executive produced by Johanna Devereaux for Disney+. 

Here we go: Culprits is executive produced by Stephen Garrett, created by Blakeson and produced by Morenike Williams (Killing Eve)

Here we go: Culprits is executive produced by Stephen Garrett, created by Blakeson and produced by Morenike Williams (Killing Eve)

Coming soon: It is produced by Garrett's UK drama indie Character 7 and executive produced by Johanna Devereaux for Disney+

Coming soon: It is produced by Garrett’s UK drama indie Character 7 and executive produced by Johanna Devereaux for Disney+

Explosion: One scene filmed in Manchester showed a police woman jumping out the way of the force

Explosion: One scene filmed in Manchester showed a police woman jumping out the way of the force

All-black ensemble: She carried the bag of money down the road in a large black and blue bag

All-black ensemble: She carried the bag of money down the road in a large black and blue bag 

Getting ready: Bond Girl Gemma wrapped up warm in a padded jacket and toted her designer bag as she got out the car to arrive

Getting ready: Bond Girl Gemma wrapped up warm in a padded jacket and toted her designer bag as she got out the car to arrive 

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