The 29-year-old seemed to have taken inspiration from John Travolta’s character, Danny Zuko, as he was spotted covered in grease under the bonnet of the white car. The actor, who was reprising his role as the vicar, Reverend Will Davenport in ITV’s crime drama, Grantchester, showed that he was also a dab hand as a mechanic as he got to work on the vintage vehicle.
Brittney, who recently starred alongside Hollywood actor Tom Hanks in American war film Greyhound, showed off his muscles as he stripped down to a tight white vest, which he teamed with jeans and black shoes. He looked as though he could have stepped out of 1950s musical Grease about the T Birds greaser gang, who are seen restoring a used car for a race. Brittney, who took over from James Norton as Grantchester’s vicar in season four, was seen wearing a mask in between takes as he filmed season six of the 1950s drama in the Cambridgeshire village.
Guest stars this season will include Jemma Redgrave, Gary Beadle (who plays the Archdeacon), Rachael Stirling and Rebecca Front. New instalments will be set in 1958, with the unlikely crime-fighting duo solving yet more cases. The first episode will see the pair attempting to unwind during a holiday camp – only to end up investigating a murder at the resort.
In a statement, Kudos Executive Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd said: “In these difficult times we are delighted to be able to film another series of our beloved Grantchester. The cast and crew have worked tirelessly to bring the series to the screen and we know the audience are very excited to see what Will, Geordie and the Grantchester family have in store for them.”
The series is adapted from the Grantchester Mysteries novels by James Runcie and was developed for television by Daisy Coulam.