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BACK TO LIFE Announced for BBC Three

20 June 2018

Daisy Haggard (Episodes, Uncle) will star as an ex-con and also write the series with former Perrier winner Laura Solon.

Haggard will play Miri, who has just been released from a decade in prison following a terrible crime. Now aged 36, and with no job, no friends and no choice but to move back in with her parents.

Miri is desperate to move on, put the past behind her and get back to her life; but, in a small town where her crime is the most dramatic thing that has ever happened, will anyone let her?

Six half-hour episodes have been commissioned for BBC Three. They will be produced by Debbie Pisani and directed by Christopher Sweeney. Executive Producers will be Jack Williams, Harry Williams and Sarah Hammond for Two Brothers Pictures.

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Tom Hollander joins BAPTISTE

18 June 2018

Bafta winning actor Tom Hollander is to join thrilling new drama Baptiste written by Harry and Jack Williams.
The series, due to start filming this summer, also stars Tchéky Karyo as the insightful but stubborn investigator Julien Baptiste. Baptiste is produced by Two Brothers Pictures for BBC One in association with all3media International who are handling international sales.

Tom Hollander says: “I am very excited to be working with Harry and Jack Williams. They are brilliant story tellers of nuance and suspense.”

Harry and Jack Williams say: “We have wanted to work with Tom for some time and are so pleased he is going to play Edward in Baptiste. Tom’s huge range and formidable talent make him a wonderful addition to our cast”

Tommy Bulfin, BBC Executive Producer, says: “Tom is a wonderful actor and to have him teaming up with Tchéky is very exciting. Baptiste promises to be another thrilling series from the Williams brothers for BBC One.”

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CHEAT cast includes Katherine Kelly, BAFTA winning Molly Windsor and Tom Goodman-Hill

18 June 2018

Katherine Kelly and Molly Windsor take the leading roles in our gripping, psychological thriller for ITV, Cheat.

The four-part miniseries begins filming this month and screenwriting newcomer Gaby Hull skillfully writes each of the episodes.

At the heart of the drama is the dangerous relationship between university professor Leah (Katherine Kelly), and her student Rose (Molly Windsor), when, what begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception, quickly spirals out of control, ending in fatal consequences, and triggering a devastating sequence of events that threaten to engulf them both. With two fiercely intelligent minds unwilling to back down, Cheat will keep audiences guessing from the start, exploring just how far we’re prepared to stand up for what we believe, and at what cost.

Katherine Kelly is known for her work in Strike Back, Him and The Night Manager, whilst Molly Windsor recently won a BAFTA for her role in Three Girls.

Tom Goodman-Hill (Humans, The Secret Agent, Mr Selfridge) also joins the cast as Leah’s university professor boyfriend, James, whilst Lorraine Ashbourne (Unforgotten, The Interceptor, Silent Witness) and Peter Firth (Spooks, Strike Back, Victoria) play her parents Angela and Michael. Adrian Edmondson (Bancroft, Retribution, War & Peace) takes the role of Rose’s father, William.

Julien Baptiste will return…

4 April 2018

From Harry and Jack Williams comes Baptiste; a thrilling new drama starring Tchéky Karyo as the insightful but stubborn investigator Julien Baptiste. Produced by Two Brothers Pictures for BBC One in association with all3media International who are handling international sales.
When Julien and his wife are on a visit to Amsterdam, the Chief of Police – who also happens to be an old girlfriend – seeks out his help due to his renowned and methodical crime solving skills. Baptiste is rapidly embroiled in a case that looks beyond the beautiful streets, canals and houses of Amsterdam to the seamy underworld beneath.

Karyo says: “Julien Baptiste is very dear to me, so I’m really excited to be following his journey to the streets of Amsterdam and seeing what dark secrets he unveils this time. No doubt he’ll continue to take great risks all in the name of justice.”

Harry and Jack Williams say: “Julien Baptiste lives! It’s an absolute pleasure to be writing the character of Baptiste again, and working with the utterly brilliant Tchéky Karyo, who brings such depth and individuality to Julien.”

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, says: “Julien Baptiste – played by the exceptional Tchéky Karo – is one of the Williams brothers’ greatest creations and utterly deserving of his own show. This first series of Baptiste will allow us to discover more about Julien than ever before as he is parachuted into the centre of a shocking and wide-ranging crime story.”

Filming starts later this year in Amsterdam and Belgium.

Executive Producers are Harry and Jack Williams and Christopher Aird for Two Brothers Pictures and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. The Producer is John Griffin.

Baptiste is commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content and Piers Wenger, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/baptiste

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-04-03/the-missing-series-3-julien-baptiste-bbc1/

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Kate Beckinsale will star in THE WIDOW

24 January 2018

We are so excited to announce that Kate Beckinsale will star as Georgia Wells in THE WIDOW for ITV and Amazon Studios.

Internationally renowned film star, Kate Beckinsale, will star in ITV’s original limited series drama, The Widow, which will be produced in conjunction with Amazon Prime Video and written by Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams (Liar, The Missing).

Kate Beckinsale has proven to be one of the industry’s most versatile and charismatic performers. Beckinsale recently wrapped production on Farming, the directorial debut from Nigerian-British writer-director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, opposite Damson Idris and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. She most recently starred in the Marc Webb drama The Only Living Boy in New York opposite Jeff Bridges, Callum Turner, and Kiersey Clemons, which was released by Amazon Studios. Prior to that, she starred in Amazon Studios’ comedy Love & Friendship, directed by Whit Stillman and based on Jane Austen’s novel Lady Susan, for which she won the Evening Standard Award, the London Film Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for her performance.  She is also known for her starring role in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator.

In The Widow Kate will play Georgia Wells who has her life turned upside-down with a phone-call in the middle of the night.  Her husband of over 10 years, Will, has been reported dead after a plane crash in the Congolese jungle.

Three years later, with her old life now a thing of the past, Georgia learns something shocking.  Something that will take her to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, looking to uncover the truth about his disappearance.

Still haunted by the past, Georgia is grieving for the man she loved and the life they’ve lost, but she hasn’t given up hope.

Commented Polly Hill:

“I’m delighted to announce Kate Beckinsale’s casting in The Widow.  She is perfect for the role of Georgia in what is, as always, brilliant, compelling and surprising storytelling from Harry and Jack Williams. We’re very pleased to have secured the series which is an ITV original commission and co-production with Amazon Prime.”

On behalf of Amazon Prime Video, Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide TV Content Acquisition said:

“We are thrilled to continue our existing relationship with Kate Beckinsale on the heels of her incredible performances in Amazon Studios’ critically acclaimed films.”

“Harry and Jack Williams have created a powerful story, which will be brought to life by one of the world’s most talented actresses, and we are excited to bring this thrilling series to Prime members around the world,” he added.

Commented Harry and Jack Williams:

“Kate Beckinsale is a brilliantly talented actress and we’re thrilled she’s joining us on this journey – we couldn’t imagine anyone more perfect for the role.  The Widow is our most ambitious and cinematic piece to date and we can’t wait to bring the dark heart of the Congolese jungle to the screen.”

Further reading:

Amazon and ITV Greenlight ‘The Widow,’ Starring Kate Beckinsale

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/kate-beckinsale-star-amazon-tv-thriller-widow-1071050

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