Steve Coogan continues his haunting transformation into Jimmy Savile

Steve Coogan continues his haunting transformation into Jimmy Savile
Steve Coogan continues his haunting transformation into Jimmy Savile

Steve Coogan was spotted filming Jimmy Savile biopic The Reckoning in Manchester on Wednesday, dressed as the pedophile presenter in the 1960s. 

The Alan Partidge star, 56, caused ructions when it was revealed that he could play the disgraced DJ and philanthropist in the BBC show, yet he has remained insistent that the series will gently tackle the late Savile's monstrous crimes. 

In the latest pictures from filming, Steve was seen in a park in Manchester donning a checked coat while sporting a short fringe - with the hairstyle being the biggest teller of the time being shot in the wide-spanning series. 

Changes: Steve Coogan was spotted filming Jimmy Savile biopic The Reckoning in Manchester on Wednesday, dressed as the pedophile presenter in the 1960s

Vile: Savile is pictured presenting Thank Your Lucky Stars in the 1960s

Changes: Steve Coogan was spotted filming Jimmy Savile biopic The Reckoning in Manchester on Wednesday, dressed as the pedophile presenter in the 1960s

Steve bore an uncanny resemblance to Savile with a wig showing the star's famous blond and later grey hair in a wiry style with a short fringe.  

Steve got into character as he was filmed in a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III and going into the club - which the star believed to be recreating scenes from 1962.

Last month, he was seen in the same coat and filming in the car, in scenes from the same era - showing his haunting likeness to the vile star.  

The decision to chronicle Savile's life has come under fire from many, however BBC has stated that they worked with his victims and will portray a story 'with sensitivity and respect'.

Open and honest: The Alan Partidge star, 56, caused ructions when it was revealed that he could play the disgraced DJ and philanthropist in the BBC show, yet he has remained insistent that the series will gently tackle the late Savile's monstrous crimes

Open and honest: The Alan Partidge star, 56, caused ructions when it was revealed that he could play the disgraced DJ and philanthropist in the BBC show, yet he has remained insistent that the series will gently tackle the late Savile's monstrous crimes

Back in time: The TV host famously owned a fleet of Rolls Royce cars over the years

Back in time: The TV host famously owned a fleet of Rolls Royce cars over the years

Shooting: Steve was behind the wheels of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III

Shooting: Steve was behind the wheels of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III

Coogan, who famously portrays fictional comedic character Alan Partridge, previously explained in a statement the decision to play Savile was not one 'I took lightly'.

He added: 'Neil McKay has written an intelligent script tackling sensitively a horrific story which, however harrowing, needs to be told.'

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