Gary Oldman pictured for the first time on the London set of his new Apple TV project Slow Horses

Gary Oldman has finally started work on his first major TV role.

The Oscar winner was pictured on the set of his new Apple TV project Slow Horses on Monday, shooting night scenes in London.

The TV series was originally slated to begin shooting in the UK earlier this year but was shut down due to the ongoing pandemic.

Action! Gary Oldman has finally started work on his first major TV role, shooting scenes for his new Apple TV project Slow Horses on Monday in London

Action! Gary Oldman has finally started work on his first major TV role, shooting scenes for his new Apple TV project Slow Horses on Monday in London

Sporting long hair and glasses, Oldman was seen shooting scenes in a yellow car this week.  

Filming has begun under strict safety protocols as London is currently under Tier 4 restrictions, with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson issuing a stay at home order.

Slow Horses is the television adaptation of Mick Herron’s Slough House book series, about a group of M15 misfits annexed into obscurity. 

The spies end up in the Slough House division due to their career ending mistakes. 

Postponed: The TV series was originally slated to begin shooting in the UK earlier this year but was shut down due to the ongoing pandemic

Postponed: The TV series was originally slated to begin shooting in the UK earlier this year but was shut down due to the ongoing pandemic

Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas are also part of the talented cast. 

The misfits are led by former Cold Warrior Jackson Lamb (Oldman) and wannabe 007 River Cartwright (Lowden) and end up seeing more action than the intelligence officers at HQ.

Scott Thomas has been cast as one of the two spymasters who oversee Lamb and his flock in Slow Horses, named after the first Slough House novel. 

Sources have told Deadline that 12 episodes are being filmed back-to-back. The first six episodes will be based on Herron’s first book, Slow Horses, and the second six will be based on his second novel, Dead Lions. 

Back at work: Sporting long hair and glasses, Oldman was seen shooting scenes in a yellow car this week

Back at work: Sporting long hair and glasses, Oldman was seen shooting scenes in a yellow car this week

Safety first: Filming has begun under strict safety protocols as London is currently under Tier 4 restrictions

Safety first: Filming has begun under strict safety protocols as London is currently under Tier 4 restrictions

Major role: Slow Horses is the television adaptation of Mick Herron's Slough House book series, about a group of M15 misfits annexed into obscurity

Major role: Slow Horses is the television adaptation of Mick Herron’s Slough House book series, about a group of M15 misfits annexed into obscurity

Herron has published six novels and two novellas in the Slough House series to date, with another novella due out in January. 

Oldman has long been attached to the project both as the lead and an executive producer, alongside business partner Douglas Urbanski. 

Meanwhile Former Veep writer Will Smith serves as screenwriter and executive producer. 

The role marks one of few TV roles Oldman has held throughout his career and his first TV regular role.

TV adaptation: Sources have told Deadline that 12 episodes are being filmed back-to-back. The first six episodes will be based on Herron’s first book, Slow Horses

TV adaptation: Sources have told Deadline that 12 episodes are being filmed back-to-back. The first six episodes will be based on Herron’s first book, Slow Horses

Multi talented: Oldman has long been attached to the project both as the lead and an executive producer, alongside business partner Douglas Urbanski

Multi talented: Oldman has long been attached to the project both as the lead and an executive producer, alongside business partner Douglas Urbanski

Leading man: The role marks one of few TV roles Oldman has held throughout his career and his first TV regular role

Leading man: The role marks one of few TV roles Oldman has held throughout his career and his first TV regular role

All-star: Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas are also part of the talented cast

All-star: Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas are also part of the talented cast

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