Filming for a new  Netfilx thriller starring Michelle Keegan is taking place in Bolton today.

The former Coronation Street start features in Fool Me Once.

Filming trucks have descended upon Le Mans Crescent, with parking restrictions in place in the area and on Queen Street.

A source confirmed that Fool Me Once is being filmed.

The Bolton News: A filming lorry parked on Queen StreetA filming lorry parked on Queen Street (Image: Newsquest)

The Bolton News was told that filming is taking place "around the back, in the cells" of the old Bolton Magistrates Court, whilst a production worker added that they assumed the scene would be something related to jail or prison, although they could not be certain. 

Cllr Nadeem Ayub, cabinet member for culture, said: "There is a lot of filming going on, where we get lots of different celebrities coming. 

"It's absolutely brilliant for Bolton as a town, using our fantastic buildings and encouraging people from all walks of life, with actors national and international."

The latest in a long line of TV programmes and films to be shot on Le Mans Crescent, Fool Me Once, based on the Harlan Coben novel, follows Maya Stern (Keegan), who is trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of her husband, Joe (Richard Armitage). 

The Bolton News: Michelle Keegan in Fool Me OnceMichelle Keegan in Fool Me Once (Image: Netflix)

But when Maya installs a nanny-cam to keep an eye on her young daughter, she is shocked to see a man she recognises in her house - her dead husband. 

It also stars Adeel Akhtar and Joanna Lumley in the new eight-part thriller.

Harlan said: “I’m thrilled and honoured to once again be collaborating with my uber-talented partners Danny, Nicola and Richard. ‘Fool Me Once’ will be our fourth Netflix series [following ‘Safe,’ ‘The Stranger’ and ‘Stay Close’] together, and man, it never gets old!

“‘Fool Me Once’ is a pulse-pounder -- a shocking story of how secrets and deceit have the power to bring people together while simultaneously tearing them apart. I can’t wait to see how this dream cast brings these characters to life.”



Film crews have descended upon Le Mans Crescent today for new Michelle Keegan show Fool Me Once

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But when Maya installs a nanny-cam to keep an eye on her young daughter, she is shocked to see a man she recognises in her house: her dead husband. 

It is being produced Quay Street Productions, headed up by Nicola Shindler, who is behind hit productions, a number of which have been filmed in Bolton. 

​And it is the latest Harlan Coben adaptation to be filmed in Bolton, starring Armitage. The Stranger was also filmed in Bolton.

This is not the first time that Michelle Keegan shows have shot in Bolton. Brassic was also seen filming in the borough last year. 

She was also spotted filming in nearby Bacup for the show in 2018. 

The Bolton News: Filming crews on Le Mans CrescentFilming crews on Le Mans Crescent (Image: Newsquest)

This comes after filming took place last month for ITV's Sleepover on Le Mans Crescent. 

Other famous shows filmed there include Peaky Blinders, It’s A Sin, Netflix’s famous Red Rose, The Ipcress File, Coronation Street, and The Stranger to name a few.

Fans of Peaky Blinders came to Le Mans Crescent to spot actor Cillian Murphy, who plays Tommy Shelby. 

Hollywood A-lister Ewan McGregor was also seen walking in ‘snow’ in Bolton outside the town hall filming for A Gentleman in Moscow, based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Amor Towles.