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Gallery: Robson Green films fight scene set at Cambridge University May Ball for fifth season of ITV's Grantchester




The Grantchester cast returned to Cambridge to begin filming the new season five last week – and spectators were treated to a fight scene involving heart throb actor Robson Green.

Robson Green films a fight scene with a Cambridge University student for the ITV drama Grantchester. The actor, who plays Detective Inspector Geordie, was punched by a student as he tried to break up a fight at a May Ball. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
Robson Green films a fight scene with a Cambridge University student for the ITV drama Grantchester. The actor, who plays Detective Inspector Geordie, was punched by a student as he tried to break up a fight at a May Ball. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography

The 54 year-old shot scenes as DI Geordie Keating – a gruff World War Two veteran with a more rough-round-the-edges policing style.

Looking very natty in a brown coat, Robson was filmed taking part in a fight scene with an actor playing a Cambridge University student.

Robson Green films a fight scene with a Cambridge University student for the ITV drama Grantchester. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
Robson Green films a fight scene with a Cambridge University student for the ITV drama Grantchester. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography

He was attacked by the student as he tried to break up a fight between two men, in scenes which revolved around a May Ball. Green managed to arrest the student after a struggle and remove him from the party.

Tom Brittney also appeared, in a black dinner jacket and bow tie, as he took part in the filming for the ball.

Robson Green and Tom Brittney in Cambridge for the fifth season of ITV drama Grantchester. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
Robson Green and Tom Brittney in Cambridge for the fifth season of ITV drama Grantchester. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography

The sequences took place in front of King’s College with the area given a 1950s look. Although filming was largely carried out between 7am and 9am, some shop staff managed to witness the King’s Parade fight scene.

Among those was the manager of the Parade Gift Shop, Deborah Martin.

She said: “They normally try to get it filmed early, between 7am and 9am. I did manage to get a look at Robson Green as it was filmed on King’s College green. There was a lot of ladies dressed for the May Ball and the fight scene in which Robson Green separated two of the students who were fighting. He did look rather attractive. It was lovely to see King’s Parade back the way it was years ago and they do make a really good job of it. It’s always lovely to see.”

The release date for season five is yet to be confirmed. But the last three seasons of the series have all aired in the first quarter of the year, so season five is expected to follow suit in 2020. The official ITV synopsis for Grantchester season five reads: “Series five picks up a year later, in Cambridge in 1957. This is the year Prime Minister Harold Macmillan told the British people that they had ‘never had it so good’. But for all the talk Geordie Keating knows that trouble is never far away.”

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