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Friday 16 March 2012, by Webmaster
It’s enough to make you want to revisit the 1930s.
The cast of a brand new period television show have been out and about filming scenes on the streets of London.
Oozing glamour and sophistication, the girls of BBC2 drama Dancing On The Edge have been out in force donning a variety of gorgeous frocks from the era.
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And she looked every inch the starlet as she stepped out in character earlier this week.
The 26-year-old, who has also appeared in Merlin and Entourage, looked like she’d been picked up straight out of the Thirties as she stood in the chilly London streets. Time out: Jane Montgomery bonds with screenwriter Stephen Poliakoff as they film scenes in London
Time out: Jane Montgomery bonds with screenwriter Stephen Poliakoff as they film scenes in London Fun at work: The stars bond together ready for their 16-week filming schedule
Fun at work: The stars bond together ready for their 16-week filming schedule
She looked stunning as she wore a brown dress to her ankles, with period-style hair and an old camera draped around her neck.
And she was joined by The Body Farm’s Wunmi Musaka, who looked ravishing in her flamboyant get-up for the Stephen Poliakoff drama.
The actress donned a velvet floorlength red dress with a bright yellow overcoat and scarf with a period style hat.
The stellar cast, which includes Merlin’s Anthony Head and Angel Coulby, as well as the Watchmen’s Matthew Goode, have been busy hitting the streets of London as they shoot the five-part series.
Former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Head leads the male cast list and appeared relaxed as he donned his period costume outside Whitehall Place earlier this week.
Sporting a pin striped suit, Anthony’s hair was gelled back as he puffed on a cigar, while he teamed the look up with a patterned tie to fit in with the era.
The rest of the cast also looked to be swinging, quite literally, into things as they get ready to debut the programme next year.
The show will tell the tale of black jazz group the Louis Lester Band as they rise to fame entertaining guests at exclusive parties in the capital.
But when the group’s manager, Wesley, makes too many demands from the hotel they are playing at, he is deported and the musicians are forced to continue without him.
And after playing for the Prince of Wales, their star shines further as they’re catapulted to pop fame.
But they soon become embroiled in drama as the storyline of the band’s singer’s suspected murder is uncovered.
The official synopsis reads: ’Although many recoil at the performance of black musicians in polite society, the city’s more progressive socialites, including members of the Royal Household, take the band under their wing.
’But when the band becomes entangled in their shadowy world, it results in a suspected murder. The walls begin to close in on Louis and the band.’
The stars seemed to be bonding well as they started filming the series, with Poliakoff making his actors feel at ease.
Montgomery was seen donning UGG boots on a break from shooting as she joked around with the director.
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor went all out as he got into character as a musician, stepping out in fishtail jacket with top hat, cloak and white shirt.
While Matthew Goode looked serious in his full suit while he puffed on a cigarette.