MORE stars from films and television were out in force in York as filming continued on a major television drama.

Scenes for Death Comes To Pemberley, a sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, were shot at Treasurer's House yesterday, featuring Matthew Goode, star of films such as the superhero epic Watchmen, Brideshead Revisited and this year’s critically acclaimed drama, Stoker.

Eliza Mellor, producer of the drama, said: We’ve had quite a lot of interest from people passing by, but it wasn’t too busy.

“We’re at Treasurer’s House doing a series of small scenes including flashbacks to Pride and Prejudice, with Wickham, Lizzie Bennet and Darcy, and also a scene with Lizzie.”

Filming of the series, which is based on PD James’s novel telling the story of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy, five years into their marriage, also took place at Castle Howard, Chatsworth House, and Harewood House earlier this month, and this weekend will see scenes shot at a specially constructed gallows in the Eye of York, with more filming expected next week.

The three-part series is due to air this Christmas and also features Trevor Eve, star of Shoestring and Waking The Dead, and Jenna-Louise Coleman from the latest series of Doctor Who.