Line of Duty: Martin Compston films scenes for series six in Belfast city centre

Filming for series six of Line Of Duty is well underway, with star Martin Compston seen shooting scenes in the centre of Belfast on Tuesday.

The Scottish actor, who is returning for a sixth series as DS Steve Arnott, was back in his character's signature waistcoat and dapper suit as he strolled around between takes. 

Martin was surrounded by masked crew members, and a wardrobe assistant in full PPE as part of the show's commitment to health and safety after they were forced to shut down shooting for six months earlier this year during lockdown.

Steve's back: Filming for series six of Line Of Duty is well underway, with star Martin Compston seen shooting scenes in the centre of Belfast on Tuesday

Steve's back: Filming for series six of Line Of Duty is well underway, with star Martin Compston seen shooting scenes in the centre of Belfast on Tuesday

Leading man Martin clutched a take out coffee as he waited for the shot to be set up outside a Belfast bar and newspaper offices.

The street had been closed for shooting with masked crew members seen milling around with the cast.

At one point a member of wardrobe in full ppe including a visor made sure Martin's smart suit was looking immaculate before action was called, with the actor standing patiently while she used a lint roller.

The star happily greeted curious passers-by, waving at fans in between his discussions with the production crew.

Looking sharp: The Scottish actor, who is returning for a sixth series as DS Steve Arnott, was back in his character's signature waistcoat and dapper suit,

A PPE covered member of wardrobe made sure the actor's suit was spotless

Looking sharp: The Scottish actor, who is returning for a sixth series as DS Steve Arnott, was back in his character's signature waistcoat and dapper suit, which was looked after by a PPE covered member of wardrobe 

Getting to work: Leading man Martin clutched a take out coffee as he waited for the shot to be set up outside a Belfast bar

Getting to work: Leading man Martin clutched a take out coffee as he waited for the shot to be set up outside a Belfast bar

In an interview in 2017, Martin explained that Steve's love of three-piece suits was actually inspired by a friend of his, who told the actor about a colleague who was always overdressed for work.

'Before we started the first series a pal of mine who works in a call centre was telling me about someone who worked with him,' he told the Evening Standard.

'This guy was a right wee d**k and he wore waistcoats to work — who would wear waistcoats to work in a call centre?'   

Taking over the city: The street had been closed for shooting with masked crew members seen milling around with the cast

Taking over the city: The street had been closed for shooting with masked crew members seen milling around with the cast

Fan favourite: The star happily greeted curious passers-by, waving at fans in between his discussions with the production crew

Fan favourite: The star happily greeted curious passers-by, waving at fans in between his discussions with the production crew

Where's your team? There was no sign of Martin's co-stars Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar on set on Tuesday

Where's your team? There was no sign of Martin's

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