The Last Duel star Jodie Comer wears a face visor on set with Matt Damon in Ireland


Production on The Last Duel was shut down in March as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on the film industry,

But filming on the all-star blockbuster has finally resumed Cahir Castle in Co Tipperary, Ireland this week, with stars Jodie Comer, Matt Damon and Adam Driver seen on set on Monday.

Jodie was in full 14th century costume for her scenes, while both she and Matt added contemporary face shields to their looks, in keeping with strict health and safety measures on set. 

They’re back! Production on The Last Duel was shut down in March as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on the film industry, but filming resumed in Ireland on Monday as Jodie Comer was spotted on set

Jodie was a far cry from her most famous role as Villanelle in Killing Eve, dressed in a pink velvet gown and corset.

Her blonde hair was styled into elaborate braids for the day’s filming.

As she carefully hitched up her long robes to walk to set, Jodie wore a face visor, while crew members escorting her were in masks.

Matt was also seen in his visor, teamed with bronze robes. The Hollywood star looked delighted to be back filming, grinning and waving at the huge crowd of fans who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the stars.

Safety first: Jodie wore her face visor around set while all crew members were in masks

Safety first: Jodie wore her face visor around set while all crew members were in masks

Safety first: Jodie wore her face visor upside around set to protect her hair and makeup 

Leading man: The film's co-writer and star Matt Damon was seen on set, wearing a face shield with his 14th century costume

Leading man: The film’s co-writer and star Matt Damon was seen on set, wearing a face shield with his 14th century costume

Nice beard! Matt also sported an impressive touch of facial hair and longer locks for his role as a 14th century knight

Nice beard! Matt also sported an impressive touch of facial hair and longer locks for his role as a 14th century knight

Meanwhile the film’s other leading man Adam Driver kept his costume covered with a waterproof coat as he talked to members of the crew between takes.

Adapted from Eric Jager’s book of the same name, it follows the true story of Jean de Carrouges (Damon), a 14th century knight who embarks on a fight to the death with former friend Jacques Le Gris (Driver) after accusing him of raping his wife. 

Jodie plays Marguerite de Carrouges, the woman at the centre of the fight in the Ridley Scott-directed epic.

Nice look: Jodie layered a black fringed shawl over her costume and carried a tote bag for her breaks on set

Nice look: Jodie layered a black fringed shawl over her costume and carried a tote bag for her breaks on set

Feels like home! Matt looked excited to be back in Ireland after previously quarantining in the country back in March when production on The Last Duel was shut down

Feels like home! Matt looked excited to be back in Ireland after previously quarantining in the country back in March when production on The Last Duel was shut down

Hollywood arrives in Ireland: Adam Driver kept his costume covered with a waterproof coat as he talked to members of the crew between takes

Hollywood arrives in Ireland: Adam Driver kept his costume covered with a waterproof coat as he talked to members of the crew between takes

Regal: Jodie was a far cry from her most famous role as Villanelle in Killing Eve, dressed in a pink velvet gown and corset and accessorised with a face shield

Regal: Jodie was a far cry from her most famous role as Villanelle in Killing Eve, dressed in a pink velvet gown and corset and accessorised with a face shield 

Good to see you! Matt was also seen in his visor, teamed with bronze robes. The Hollywood star looked delighted to be back filming, grinning and waving at fans

Good to see you! Matt was also seen in his visor, teamed with bronze robes. The Hollywood star looked delighted to be back filming, grinning and waving at fans

The Last Duel marks the first return of Matt’s writing partnership with Ben Affleck since their award-winning script for Good Will Hunting.  

Matt co-wrote the screenplay alongside Nicole Holofcener and his longstanding writing partner Ben, the latter is also starring in the film, although he wasn’t seen on set on Monday.

Originally, Matt and Ben were set to play the two leading roles in the film, but they ran into scheduling conflicts because of Ben’s film Deep Water, so he is now set to play King Charles VI, while Adam was cast to take over the role of Le Gris.

Star in town: Matt couldn't wipe the smile off his face as he wandered around the set

Star in town: Matt couldn’t wipe the smile off his face as he wandered around the set

Taking over: A member of security guarded the entrance to Cahir Castle as locals tried to get a glimpse of the stars

Taking over: A member of security guarded the entrance to Cahir Castle as locals tried to get a glimpse of the stars

Talent: The Last Duel, adapted from a historical novel marks the first return of Matt's writing partnership with Ben Affleck since their award-winning script for Good Will Hunting

Talent: The Last Duel, adapted from a historical novel marks the first return of Matt’s writing partnership with Ben Affleck since their award-winning script for Good Will Hunting

Strunning: Jodie's elaborate hairdo was kept in place with a wrap to ensure she looked flawless once action was called

Strunning: Jodie’s elaborate hairdo was kept in place with a wrap to ensure she looked flawless once action was called 

Star: Jodie was still looking flawless despite the long hours outside on set

Star: Jodie was still looking flawless despite the long hours outside on set

Filming began on the movie in February in France but the set was shut down in March due to the pandemic and travel restrictions in Europe. 

Matt was at the film’s next location in Ireland when lockdown began and amid the travel ban ended up isolating in the seaside resort of Dalkey, an affluent suburb of Dublin with his wife and four children for a few weeks.

The Last Duel had a scheduled released date of December 2020 but it has now been pushed back to October 15, 2021.

Makeover: Matt showed off his statement new look as he swapped costumes for the castle scenes

Makeover: Matt showed off his statement new look as he swapped costumes for the castle scenes

Under cover: Adam continued to stay wrapped up as filming continued in the wet and windy weather

Under cover: Adam continued to stay wrapped up as filming continued in the wet and windy weather 

Huge production: An extra in full costume was seen walking around, keeping warm in a padded coat and UGG boots

Huge production: An extra in full costume was seen walking around, keeping warm in a padded coat and UGG boots

The other stars: Another castmember walked two dogs around the castle set

The other stars: Another castmember walked two dogs around the castle set

Health and safety: Matt kept his face shield nearby as he made his way through the crowds

Health and safety: Matt kept his face shield nearby as he made his way through the crowds

Health and safety: Matt kept his face shield nearby as he made his way through the crowds

Looking every inch the villain: Adam was hard to spot in his mask and hood

Looking every inch the villain: Adam was hard to spot in his mask and hood

Calling it a day: Jodie smiled as she climbed into her car in her costume after shooting

Calling it a day: Jodie smiled as she climbed into her car in her costume after shooting

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