Tom Hiddleston and Clémence Poésy shoot scenes in Victorian attire on the set of The Essex Serpent

Tom Hiddleston is seen for the first time on the set of The Essex Serpent as he films beachfront scenes with co-star Clémence Poésy in Victorian attire

They are currently filming scenes for their much-anticipated new Victorian era TV show, The Essex Serpent.

And Tom Hiddleston and Clémence Poésy got to grips with their characters when filming beachfront scenes on Thursday in full costume, as they were seen on set together for the first time.

Loki star Tom, 40, was pictured cradling a child in his arms in one image, while Clémence, 38, looked on.

Intense: Tom Hiddleston and Clémence Poésy were seen on the set of the Essex Serpent together for the first time on Thursday

With her blonde hair styled into a bun, the French actress wrapped up in a cream shawl that no doubt kept the seafront winds at bay.

Clémence will appear as Stella Ransome, who becomes a firm friend of the film’s central character Cora (played by Claire Danes) when she arrives in the Essex village of Aldwinter.

In other photographs, a solo Tom – who plays the role of priest Will Ransome – inspected a wooden rowing boat in a pair of khaki trousers teamed with a navy jumper.

Elsewhere, he was seen sporting a clerical collar beneath a heavy black coat as he appeared to take instruction from the film crew.

Hard at work: They got to grips with their characters when filming beachfront scenes

Hard at work: They got to grips with their characters when filming beachfront scenes

Attentive: The actor seemed deep in focus as he appeared to take instruction from the film crew

Attentive: The actor seemed deep in focus as he appeared to take instruction from the film crew

The show will also star actress Danes, 41, who is Will Ransome’s love interest.

In the six-part series being filmed for Apple TV+, Claire’s character Cora Seaborne – released from an abusive marriage – develops an intense relationship with the minister.

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