Renee Zelleweger was also spotted showing off her characters prominent baby bump
Rest easy Bridget Jones fans, Darcy is back.
The actor, 55, who plays Jones’ long-suffering boyfriend Mark Darcy, looked as dapper as ever while shooting scenes for the third installment of the beloved series in London on Thursday.
Firth was spotted donning a sleek black suit, blue scarf and a long black over coat while carrying a duffle bag. Noticeably missing from his look? His large framed glasses and wedding ring.
Jones was engaged to be married to Darcy at the end of Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, and whether their wedding ever did or did not take place, Firth’s character was definitely sans ring on this outing.
Zellweger, 46, was also spotted filming for the second day in a row, sporting baggy overalls, a flannel shirt and once again showing off her character’s very pregnant stomach.
Filming began right on schedule as Zellwegger was seen shooting scenes in a park with series newcomer Patrick Dempsey earlier this week. Also spotted on set, Jones’ loyal friend Shazza, played by Sally Phillips.
The group was seen hanging on a park bench while surrounded by children. Dempsey’s role in the film has not yet been revealed, but from the looks of it, Jones might have been tagging along on a family playdate with Shazza’s husband and kids.
The plot has remained a closely guarded secret – and these pictures only seem to be raising more questions for Bridget Jones lovers. PEOPLE has learned however, that the new movie will once again draw from Helen Fielding’s writing, and will fill the time gap between Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason and her 2013 book Mad About the Boy.