Jonas Armstrong and Sophie Rundle immersed themselves into character while filming dramatic rescue scenes for new ITV mystery After The Flood in Teesside on Thursday.

Robin Hood star Jonas, 42, was seen battling the currents after plunging into the River Tees to rescue a baby strapped in their car seat.

The actor, who portrays a seemingly heroic local man called Lee, certainly threw himself into filming as he swam towards the car seat before dragging it to safety alongside rescue officers. 

Meanwhile, Sophie, 35, who plays PC Joanna Marshall in the drama, was on hand to rescue the tot - with it assumed that a prop baby was used for filming. 

The Peaky Blinders star was in full costume for the scenes, donning a high-vis jacket over black overalls as well as a police cap.

Amid filming the action-packed rescue scenes, the actress was also seen taking a break in between filming.

Sophie was seen having a giggle on set while showing off the prosthetic bump she wears for her pregnant character.

With the stars filming out in the elements in the North of England, they were also seen wrapped up in long, blue padded coats.

Sophie looked rather cosy in her fleece-lined outerwear, with the beauty seen clutching a water bottle while chatting to other team members. 

Sophie plays the lead in ITV mystery After The Flood, in which the discovery of a man's body after a natural disaster is not all it seems. 

She also stars in the crime thriller alongside her husband Matt Stokoe, 34, and the couple were previously seen shooting scenes together.

In a case of life imitating art, Matt plays Sophie's character Jo's husband Pat. 

An onlooker watching them on location in Glossop, Derbyshire, recently said: 'It's a beautiful part of the world but there was so much rain that on occasion they had to take a break in filming.

'But that didn't seem to stop the joy on set. Sophie and Matt had some great interaction with each other as they were waiting to shoot their scenes. It was such a relaxed environment and everyone looked like they were enjoying working together.'

Although Sophie's husband Matt didn't appear to be filming the recent scenes with her, her co-star Tripti Tripuraneni was also present, playing another police officer.

The six-part drama also features actor Nicholas Gleaves, who was recently spotted on set in a forensic suit. 

While other stars in the drama written by BAFTA nominated writer and actor Mick Ford include Philip Glenister, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jacqueline Boatswain and Anita Adam Gabay.

An official synopsis for the series reads: 'After the Flood is a mystery thriller set in a town hit by a devastating flood. 

'When an unidentified man is found dead in a lift in an underground car park police assume he became trapped as the waters rose, and as the investigation unfolds PC Joanna Marshall, played by Sophie Rundle, becomes obsessed with discovering what happened to him.

'How did he get in the lift and why does no one know who he is?

'The mystery unfolds across the series while we also see the real impact of climate change on the lives of residents in this small town. 

'The floods threaten to expose secrets, and fortunes and reputations are at stake. But how far will people go to protect themselves?'

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