Poldark's Aidan Turner looks incredible as he transforms into Leonardo da Vinci

Aidan Turner has got back to work following the coronavirus lockdown and he was barely recognisable in his new role of Leonardo da Vinci.

The star, who has previously appeared in Desperate Romantics, Poldark and Being Human, was spotted on set in the medieval Italian town, Viterbo.

And he looked incredible with his long hair and bushy beard – a sort of dishevelled take on Ross Poldark.

The 37-year-old was dressed in a knee-length, blue tunic with a brown leather satchel hanging from his shoulder as he walked down the cobbled lanes with his co-star Carlos Cuevas.

He had lace-up, black boots and was seen carrying a small sketch book with him as he got into character of the Renaissance artist.

While on set, the Aidan was surrounded by the crew members who were all wearing medical masks in wake of the current global crisis.

Leonardo is one of the first productions to get the green light to start up filming again as many parts of Europe start to ease their Covid-19 restrictions.

It’s said the new drama will unlock the mysteries surrounding one of the world’s greatest artists to date, seeing him produce complete masterpieces including the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

Each episode of the eight-part series will focus on a different achievement accomplished by da Vinci, and will take viewers on a journey from his childhood right the way through his esteemed life.

Talking about the project, showrunner Frank Spotnitz previously said: ‘It’s both a challenge and an honour to dramatise the life of one of the most fascinating people who ever lived.

‘Leonardo is constantly surprising, and despite his fame remains an enigma more than 500 years after his death. 

‘We’ve uncovered sometimes little-noticed clues about Leonardo’s life and pieced them together in a puzzle that attempts to reveal the humanity behind the genius.’

Meanwhile, the CEO of Lux Vide who produced the drama, Luca Bernabei, added: ‘Leonardo’s story invites us to believe in humanity, in its extraordinary abilities and the possibility of looking to the future beyond those horizons that today appear as overwhelming obstacles.’

Leonardo is yet to find a distributor but is set for a 2021 release.

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