Andrew Scott looked in character as he filmed scenes for the upcoming dramas series Ripley in Venice, Italy on Tuesday.

The actor, 45, is taking on the lead role of Tom Ripley in the series which is based on the Ripley crime novels by Patricia Highsmith.

Andrew cut a dapper figure for the shoot as he donned a grey blazer and matching trousers which he wore over a blue shirt.

On location: Andrew Scott looked in character as he filmed scenes for the upcoming dramas series Ripley in Venice, Italy on Tuesday

On location: Andrew Scott looked in character as he filmed scenes for the upcoming dramas series Ripley in Venice, Italy on Tuesday

On location: Andrew Scott looked in character as he filmed scenes for the upcoming dramas series Ripley in Venice, Italy on Tuesday

The Fleabag star wrapped up in a black coat while he also sported a matching hat for the outdoor shoot.

The actor, who carried a face shield visor, was seen strolling with members of the crew between takes.  

In the series, set in the 1960s, Ripley is hired by a wealthy New Yorker to travel to Italy to convince his wayward son Dickie to return home.

But along the way, Ripley starts to weave a complex web of deceit with murderous consequences.

Character: The actor, 45, is taking on the lead role of Tom Ripley in the series which is based on the Ripley crime novels by Patricia Highsmith

Character: The actor, 45, is taking on the lead role of Tom Ripley in the series which is based on the Ripley crime novels by Patricia Highsmith

Character: The actor, 45, is taking on the lead role of Tom Ripley in the series which is based on the Ripley crime novels by Patricia Highsmith

The drama is being adapted from Highsmith’s novels by Schindler’s List scribe Steve Zaillan. 

Joining Andrew on the show is Dakota Fanning who will portray Marge Sherwood, an American living in Italy who starts to suspect Ripley’s motives when he shows up looking for her boyfriend Dickie Greenleaf. 

In the 1999 movie The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by the late Anthony Minghella, starred Matt Damon as Tom Ripley with Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge and Jude Law as Dickie.

Cast: Joining Andrew on the show is Dakota Fanning who will portray Marge Sherwood, an American living in Italy who starts to suspect Ripley's motives when he shows up looking for her boyfriend Dickie Greenleaf

Cast: Joining Andrew on the show is Dakota Fanning who will portray Marge Sherwood, an American living in Italy who starts to suspect Ripley's motives when he shows up looking for her boyfriend Dickie Greenleaf

Cast: Joining Andrew on the show is Dakota Fanning who will portray Marge Sherwood, an American living in Italy who starts to suspect Ripley’s motives when he shows up looking for her boyfriend Dickie Greenleaf 

The news of Dakota’s casting comes on the heels of her joining Showtime’s anthology series The First Lady.

She’s set to play the daughter of President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford in the show.

The former child actress is best known for I Am Sam, Man On Fire, War Of The Worlds and The Twilight Saga.

Film incarnation: Matt Damon played Tom Ripley on the big screen in a 1999 movie directed by the late Anthony Minghella

Film incarnation: Matt Damon played Tom Ripley on the big screen in a 1999 movie directed by the late Anthony Minghella

Film incarnation: Matt Damon played Tom Ripley on the big screen in a 1999 movie directed by the late Anthony Minghella

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