Robson Green has revealed he couldn’t wait to start filming the second series of Grantchester – because it meant being reunited with his co-star James Norton.

Robson Green and James Norton in Grantchester
Robson Green and James Norton in Grantchester (ITV)

“I’m so happy that Grantchester’s been recommissioned. It’s an absolute joy to film in Kings College Cambridge,” said Robson, before returning to work on the ITV drama.

“Being there was one thing but also working alongside James Norton was just an utter joy. He sent me a lovely message the other day – he’s just funny, he’s beautiful and he’s talented, and I can’t wait to work with him again.”

Robson, who also stars in Sky 1 action drama Strike Back, plays the grumpy detective while James plays his sleuthing companion.

“The bromance is definitely there. It was immediate,” the actor said.

Robson continued: “He’s so kind, because I’d just landed from Strike Back in Thailand. Just landed, got in the car, went for costume and make-up, jetlagged to hell.

“I then had quite a wordy dialogue with James and he was so good and giving and patient with me and I’m eternally grateful for that. He’s a joy… It was a great relationship.”

The second series of Grantchester is scheduled to air on UK screens later this year.