Based on the original 1970s TV show, the film adaptation of The Sweeney has got a brilliant cast of UK stars headed up by Hayley Atwell, Ben Drew (a.k.a. Plan B), and all-time classic London gangster/tough-guy, Ray Winstone.

Following on from the first images we saw from the set last month, our very own Colin Hart has just sent over a couple of great photos that give us a look at Winstone on the set of the film, shooting at the moment at Moor House in London. He’s playing one of the two main leads, Detective Inspector Jack Regan, first played by John Thaw back in the ’70s.

According to Wikipedia, the premise for the original show looks a little like this:

“The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. The programme’s title derives from Sweeney Todd, which is Cockney rhyming slang for ‘Flying Squad’.”

The Sweeney is being directed and co-written by Nick Love, who has a wealth of experience in the genre, with credits including The Business, The Football Factory, Outlaw, and his feature debut, Goodbye Charlie Bright, with his fellow co-writer being the Oscar-nominated John Hodge, writer of Trainspotting and The Beach.

Essentially, expect this to be pretty damn awesome. The film is scheduled to be released on 21st September next year, which is definitely a date to start committing to memory. With such brilliant calibre attached to the project, I think we’ve got every reason to believe it’s going to be great. Without further ado, here are the great new photos of Winstone from the set. As usual, click to enlarge.