Claire Danes and co-star Tom Hiddleston film scenes in a large field for The Essex SerpentĀ 

Claire Danes sports Victorian dress as she and co-star Tom Hiddleston film scenes in a large field for The Essex Serpent

She has taken over from Hollywood star Keira Knightley in the lead role.  

And Claire Danes was joined by her co-star Tom Hiddleston as they filmed scenes for The Essex Serpent in Essex on Monday.

The actress, 41, transformed into a Victorian beauty as she donned a flowing red dress while shooting on location for the AppleTV+ series.

Filming: Claire Danes was joined by her co-star Tom Hiddleston as they filmed scenes for The Essex Serpent in Essex on Monday

Claire wrapped up with a cream shawl with a red floral print while her strawberry blonde locks were styled into an updo.

The Homeland star filmed a scene in a large field as members of the production crew could be seen sporting face masks nearby.

At one point, Claire kept warm by donning a blue padded coat in between takes. 

Tom’s character appeared to be injured as the actor could be seen sporting fake blood on his cheek for the scene. 

Location: Tom's character appeared to be injured as the actor could be seen sporting fake blood on his cheek for the scene

Location: Tom’s character appeared to be injured as the actor could be seen sporting fake blood on his cheek for the scene

Outfit: The actress, 41, transformed into a Victorian beauty as she donned a flowing red dress while shooting on location for the AppleTV+ seriesOutfit: The actress, 41, transformed into a Victorian beauty as she donned a flowing red dress while shooting on location for the AppleTV+ series

Outfit: The actress, 41, transformed into a Victorian beauty as she donned a flowing red dress while shooting on location for the AppleTV+ series

The film star, 40, sported a dark brown coat along with a black jumper and brown trousers for the shoot.  

The programme follows Cora, a widow who moves from London to the Essex village of Aldwinter in search of a mythical sea creature.

Tom plays Will Ransome, the trusted leader of the local community .

Homeland star Claire replaced Keira Knightley in the role when the British actress had to withdraw for ‘family reasons’. 

Chilly; At one point, Claire kept warm by donning a blue padded coat in between takes

Chilly; At one point, Claire kept warm by donning a blue padded coat in between takes

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