AN Oscar nominated Hollywood star has been spotted in the Dengie working on his latest project.

Star of The Talented Mr Ripley, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jude Law has been seen on Osea Island as he continues filming for a brand new Sky and HBO series, The Third Day.

The drama which is believed to star Paddy Considine and Julie Walters has had tongues wagging in the District since film crews arrived in August.

Pictures show Law, famous for his role as Dr John Watson, alongside Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes on the coast of Osea, taking in the view as he enjoys another day of filming.

One passerby said: "They have spent around four weeks filming in the area I believe.

"The crews have been filming scenes on Osea Island, along the causeway that leads to the island and also shooting scenes in the water.

"Jude has been spotted filming a few scenes in the water with who we think is Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Alien: Covenant).

"There are plenty of movie vehicles at the site, and fire tankers from Pinewood Studios as well.

"We have seen them making their way to and from the island.

"Security at both ends of the island road have done a marvellous job of keeping the traffic flowing."

Vicky Brooks, the owner of the Jolly Sailor in Basin Road, Heybridge has also said she spied the crews as they have been working.

She even saw the star of the show outside of her own pub.

Mrs Brooks said: "Jude was waiting outside the pub for about ten minutes for his car to pick him up.

"I saw him get changed and he took his shirt off.

"Sometimes I get famous people in here, we did see Julie Walters there too at around the same time.

"They have been backwards and forwards for the last couple of weeks to the island.”

The Standard contacted Osea Island about the ongoing production, but its representatives respectfully declined to comment.