A date has been set for the release of a new series filmed in Bolton starring Hollywood actor Ewan McGregor.

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

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Much of the filming took place in Victoria Square with the area fenced off to the public.

McGregor – of Moulin Rouge and Star Wars fame – was spotted near the steps of the town hall.

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.

The area around the town hall was blanketed in snow.

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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."

Bolton took centre stage again this week with the filming for Funny Women took place on Le Mans Crescent, starring Bond star  Gemma Arterton.

And the man who starred alongside McGregor in Trainspotting Robert Carlyle has been in the town for filming of Toxic Town.

Adrian Dunbar, who the nation rallied behind as he corruption fighting Ted Hastings on Line of Duty, has been in Bolton for filming of Ridley.