Endeavor star Shaun Evans films the final episode of ITV series after show was axed


Shaun Evans cut a brave figure as he filmed the final episode of Endeavor in London on Sunday.

The actor, who plays Endeavor Morse in the series, was spotted stepping out of his classic Jaguar during an outdoor scene.

Shaun, 42, looked suave for the shoot as he sported a black blazer with a matching pair of trousers.

End of an era: Shaun Evans cut a brave figure as he filmed the final episode of Endeavor in London on Sunday

End of an era: Shaun Evans cut a brave figure as he filmed the final episode of Endeavor in London on Sunday

The star also wore a crisp white shirt and completed his look with a gray striped tie and a pair of sunglasses.

The actor looked in good spirits as he was seen laughing and chatting with members of the crew between takes.

It comes as fans of the show are set to say their goodbyes, with season nine bringing it to an end.

Previously speaking to Hello! Magazine, the shows executive producer Damien Timmer explained: ‘Endeavor has been a real labor of love for all of us, and we salute [creator] Russell Lewis for his extraordinary achievement in chronicling Endeavor Morse’s coming of age across 72 hours of TV’.

On location: The actor, who plays Endeavor Morse in the series, was spotted stepping out of his classic Jaguar during an outdoor scene

On location: The actor, who plays Endeavor Morse in the series, was spotted stepping out of his classic Jaguar during an outdoor scene

Suave: Shaun, 42, looked suave for the shoot as he sported a crisp white shirt with a pair of black trousers

Suave: Shaun, 42, looked suave for the shoot as he sported a crisp white shirt with a pair of black trousers

Filming: The actor looked in good spirits as he was seen laughing and chatting with members of the crew between takes

Filming: The actor looked in good spirits as he was seen laughing and chatting with members of the crew between takes

Revealing that it was the end of an era for the show back in May, ITV said in a statement that it was a ‘mutual decision’ between the producers and screenwriters.

They explained: ‘After 10 phenomenally successful years, producers Mammoth Screen, and screenwriter Russell Lewis, Shaun Evans and Roger Allam have mutually decided to bring the internationally renowned Endeavor to a close, and the series currently filming in Oxford will be the last.’

The dramatic TV show, which is set in the 1960s, follows the adventures of a young Endeavor Morse after he transfers to the Oxford City Police following a double-murder investigation.

Shaun plays the titular character, a younger incarnation of the legendary Inspector Morse, made famous by the late actor John Thaw, who played the role from 1987 until his death in 1999.

Farewell: It comes as fans of the show are set to say their goodbyes, with season nine bringing it to an end

Farewell: It comes as fans of the show are set to say their goodbyes, with season nine bringing it to an end

Statement: Executive producer Damien Timmer explained: 'Endeavor has been a real labor of love for all of us, and we salute [creator] Russell Lewis for his extraordinary achievement'

Statement: Executive producer Damien Timmer explained: ‘Endeavor has been a real labor of love for all of us, and we salute [creator] Russell Lewis for his extraordinary achievement’

Final: Revealing that it was the end of an era for the show back in May, ITV said in a statement that it was a 'mutual decision' between the producers and screenwriters

Final: Revealing that it was the end of an era for the show back in May, ITV said in a statement that it was a ‘mutual decision’ between the producers and screenwriters

They explained: 'After 10 phenomenally successful years, producers Mammoth Screen, and screenwriter Russell Lewis, Shaun Evans and Roger Allam have mutually decided to bring the internationally renowned Endeavor to a close'

They explained: ‘After 10 phenomenally successful years, producers Mammoth Screen, and screenwriter Russell Lewis, Shaun Evans and Roger Allam have mutually decided to bring the internationally renowned Endeavor to a close’

Also reprising their roles for the upcoming drama will be Roger Allam, who stars as DCI Fred Thursday and Anton Lesser who plays CS Reginald Bright.

In the last season finale, tensions mounted and Morse was effectively sidelined from a key investigation.

Endeavor is the third of the Inspector Morse trilogy series, which aired from 2012 until now. It followed on from the original Inspector Morse (1987 – 2000), and its sequel Lewis (2006 – 2015).

Author Colin Dexter’s first Morse novel was published in 1975, and in 1987 ITV began adapting the books for the hit drama, starring Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse with Whately as the then Sergeant Lewis. It ended in 2000 after 33 episodes.

Premise: The dramatic TV show, which is set in the 1960s, follows the adventures of a young Endeavor Morse after he transfers to the Oxford City Police following a double-murder investigation

Premise: The dramatic TV show, which is set in the 1960s, follows the adventures of a young Endeavor Morse after he transfers to the Oxford City Police following a double-murder investigation

Plot: In the last season finale, tensions mounted and Morse was effectively sidelined from a key investigation

Plot: In the last season finale, tensions mounted and Morse was effectively sidelined from a key investigation

Colin later revealed that he had agreed to a prequel series called Endeavor – about Morse as a young officer – only because it was not a betrayal of Thaw.

Around 13 million viewers tuned in to watch the last episode of Morse in 2000, and there was a huge outpouring of sadness for the detective’s demise.

ITV have yet to reveal an official release date for Endeavour’s final season.

History: Endeavor is the third of the Inspector Morse trilogy series, which aired from 2012 until now.  It followed on from the original Inspector Morse (1987 - 2000), and its sequel Lewis (2006 - 2015)

History: Endeavor is the third of the Inspector Morse trilogy series, which aired from 2012 until now. It followed on from the original Inspector Morse (1987 – 2000), and its sequel Lewis (2006 – 2015)

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