Ricky Gervais has been spotted filming the latest series of Netflix show After Life at a popular country pub this week.

Local fans of the black comedy-drama will already know that the Beaconsfield area features heavily in the first two seasons – and the third is set to be no different.

Ricky, who plays Tony Johnson, a local newspaper writer who is struggling to come to terms with his wife’s death, was filming at the Royal Standard of England pub in Forty Green this week.

In photos sent to the Bucks Free Press by the team, Ricky posed socially-distanced at the historic pub with owner Anna O’Keeffe, after what staff said was a “lovely and good humoured morning” of filming.

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The Reading-born comic has a home in Marlow and is regularly seen around the area.

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It might be due to his local links, but plenty of scenes from the critically-acclaimed Netflix show have been filmed in Bucks – particularly around Beaconsfield.

The Old Town Registration Office in Windsor End served as the set for the Autumnal Leaves Care Home, where Tony Johnson’s father, who suffers from dementia, lives.

St Mary and All Saints Church in Beaconsfield Old Town also features heavily – and will likely feature in the third series as well, as Ricky shared a photo on day six of filming with Joe Wilkinson and David Earl which appears to have been taken outside.

Filming of the third series started on April 19 – but it hasn’t yet been confirmed when it will be released.