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Michael Gambon, Keeley Forsyth on set of JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy

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Michael Gambon and Keeley Forsyth were pictured on the set of JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy TV adaptation over the weekend.

Actors seen of set for the filming of JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' - Part 3
Michael Gambon

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Actors seen of set for the filming of JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' - Part 3
Julia McKenzie

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The Cotswold town of Northleach was transformed into the fictional and seemingly idyllic English village of Pagford for the upcoming mini-series, based on Rowling's best-selling 2012 novel.

Gambon, who starred as Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film franchise, was seen looking dishevelled in a suit with a yellow tie half-way around his neck. He plays Howard Mollison, the owner of the Pagford delicatessen, in the movie.

Actors seen of set for the filming of JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' - Part 3
Michael Gambon

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Julia McKenzie also stars as Howard's wife Shirley Mollison, and was photographed taking a stroll on set alongside Hetty Banes, who plays Mo.

Former Coronation Street star Forsyth plays Terri Weedon, who was pictured caught up in a scuffle by a fruit and veg stall with on-screen daughter Krystal Weedon (newcomer Abigail Lawrie).

Actors seen of set for the filming of JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' - Part 3
Keeley Forsyth, Abigail Lawrie

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Actors seen of set for the filming of JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' - Part 3
Keeley Forsyth, Abigail Lawrie

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The Casual Vacancy centres on the apparently perfect location of Pagford, which behind its pretty façade is actually a town at war.

Howard's son Miles is played by Rufus Jones (W1A), with his wife Samantha being played by Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, Ashes to Ashes).

Actors seen of set for the filming of JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' - Part 3
Michael Gambon

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Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful) is cast as Barry Fairbrother, while Monica Dolan (Appropriate Adult) will play Tess Wall.

The Casual Vacancy is being produced by BBC One in association with HBO.

Sarah Phelps (The Crimson Field) has adapted Rowling's book for television, while Jonny Campbell (In The Flesh) will direct.

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