Suranne Jones gets stuck into character as she takes to the set of new ITV drama Maryland

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Maryland FIRST LOOK: Suranne Jones gets stuck into character as she takes to the set of her new ITV drama series with on-screen sister Eve Best

Suranne Jones appeared hard at work as she took to the set of her new ITV drama Maryland on Wednesday.

The former soap star, 44, kept casual in a pair of wide leg jeans while filming scenes alongside Nurse Jackie actress Eve Best.

Kicking off filming in Wicklow, Ireland, the three-part family drama is both created by and stars Suranne – and will follow two sisters (Jones and Best) as they uncover their late mother’s ‘double life’ following her death.

Maryland FIRST LOOK: Suranne Jones, 44, (right) got stuck into character on Wednesday as she took to the set of her new ITV drama series with on-screen sister Eve Best (left)

Maryland FIRST LOOK: Suranne Jones, 44, (right) got stuck into character on Wednesday as she took to the set of her new ITV drama series with on-screen sister Eve Best (left)

Being snapped for the first time on set, Suranne teamed her dark wash jeans with a pair of heeled black boots.

She added a longline navy coat and animal print scarf, with her brunette locks left to fall straightly to her shoulders.

The actress appeared deep in conversation with co-star Eve for the scenes, folding her arms as they conversed in the street.

Coming soon: Kicking off filming in Wicklow, Ireland, the three-part family drama is both created by and stars Suranne

Coming soon: Kicking off filming in Wicklow, Ireland, the three-part family drama is both created by and stars Suranne

In character: Being snapped for the first time on set, Suranne teamed her dark wash jeans with a pair of heeled black boots

Wrapped up: She added a longline navy coat and animal print scarf, with her brunette locks left to fall straightly to her shoulders

In character: Being snapped for the first time on set, Suranne teamed her dark wash jeans with a pair of heeled black boots

In the zone: The actress appeared deep in conversation with co-star Eve for the scenes, folding her arms as they conversed in the street

In the zone: The actress appeared deep in conversation with co-star Eve for the scenes, folding her arms as they conversed in the street

Eve opted for a tan coat, paired with a grey ribbed jumper with complementing light trainers. 

While other shots showed the actress, who played Dr. Eleanor O’Hara in the series Nurse Jackie, clad in workout wear as she went for a run.

Taking a moment away from filming, Suranne threw back her locks as she was snapped enjoying a hot drink on the set – before chatting with cast and crew.

Wrapped up: Eve opted for a tan coat, paired with a grey ribbed jumper with complementing light trainers

Wrapped up: Eve opted for a tan coat, paired with a grey ribbed jumper with complementing light trainers

Busy: While Suranne also filmed alongside another co-star as they budled up for the Irish cold

Busy: While Suranne also filmed alongside another co-star as they budled up for the Irish cold

Busy: While Suranne also filmed alongside another co-star as they budled up for the Irish cold

The former Coronation Street actress created the drama alongside screenwriter Anne- Marie O’Connor, with filming beginning this week.

The brunette will take on the role as Becca – with the show exploring a sibling relationship as death brings them together.

Upon finding out that they have lost their mother, the two sisters learn that she was living a double life – one with their father and another dubbed ‘Maryland’. 

Suranne previously shared: ‘I love how complex sibling relationships can be and I’m thrilled we get to do it over 3 wonderful hours and not as a side story. 

Creator: The former Coronation Street actress created the drama alongside screenwriter Anne- Marie O¿Connor, with filming beginning this week

Creator: The former Coronation Street actress created the drama alongside screenwriter Anne- Marie O’Connor, with filming beginning this week

Time out: Taking a moment away from filming, Suranne threw back her locks as she was snapped enjoying a hot drink on the set

FIlled set: While she also chatted with cast and crew

Time out: Taking a moment away from filming, Suranne threw back her locks as she was snapped enjoying a hot drink on the set

‘Maryland is an uncomfortable, funny and sometimes difficult story with two sisters at its heart and we can’t wait to take our audience along for the ride.’

While she also took to Instagram to share a snap earlier this week, gushing olver her excitement to film in the caption.

The actress penned: ‘Started filming our show this week and I couldn’t be happier.’

Action! While other shots showed Eve clad in black leggins and a grey zip-up sports hoodie as she went for a run

Action! While other shots showed Eve clad in black leggins and a grey zip-up sports hoodie as she went for a run

Action! While other shots showed Eve clad in black leggins and a grey zip-up sports hoodie as she went for a run

Keeping warm: The actress, who is most known for her role in Nurse Jackie, wrapped up in a beanie and coat while filming seaside scenes

Keeping warm: The actress, who is most known for her role in Nurse Jackie, wrapped up in a beanie and coat while filming seaside scenes

And...scene: After the filming, Eve made her way away from the sea - clad in an oversized black coat

And…scene: After the filming, Eve made her way away from the sea – clad in an oversized black coat

Set: Other crew set up shop at a wooden bench while filming

Set: Other crew set up shop at a wooden bench while filming

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