8 poignant photos show Colin Firth filming Lockerbie bombing series in West Lothian town

Powerful photos show West Lothian town transformed into Lockerbie in the aftermath of 1988 bombing as filming for new series starring Colin Firth continues

Hollywood star Colin Firth has been spotted in Bathgate filming scenes for a new TV drama based on the Lockerbie bombing.

The English actor, known for his roles in blockbusters including Bridget Jones's Diary, The King's Speech and Love Actually plays the role of grieving father Dr Jim Swire, who has long campaigned for justice for his daughter Flora Swire after she died when the Pan Am flight 103 was blown out of the sky above Scotland on December 21 1988.

Firth, 66, was pictured on Wednesday walking through a scene that appears to be set shortly after the plane debris collided with the town, killing 11 people on the ground. In flight, there were 259 deaths – all of the passengers and crew.

Take a look through our photo gallery to see images of Firth on the set of the forthcoming series.

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