Keeley Hawes feels a ‘huge responsibility’ in newest effort, ‘Honour’

In my book, Keeley Hawes is quickly entering the Nicola Walker/Suranne Jones/Bill Nighy arena. I could watch and listen to each of them simply read the phone book and it would be stellar telly. In addition to her efforts in Spooks, Ashes to Ashes, Bodyguard, The Durrells in Corfu and Summer of Rockets, her intense portrayal of DI Lindsay Denton in Jed Mercurio’s Line of Duty could be considered a masterclass performance.

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‘Line of Duty’ meets ‘Unforgotten’ meets ‘Life on Mars’ meets ‘Midsomer Murders’ in support of frontline healthcare workers!

Creativity just doesn’t get any better than it has recently during these unsettled times. In today’s offering, orchestrated by Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio in aid of Asks For Masks which is raising money for PPE where it’s most needed, the sketch sees Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) video call his AC-12 colleagues Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and […]

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With ‘Line of Duty’ on lockdown, AC-12 shouts out to NHS workers

Line of Duty‘s Vicky McClure confirmed recently on BBC Breakfast that series 6 fell victim to COVID-19 because of the government mandated lockdown as filming was shut down six weeks into a 16-week production schedule. That said, she had time to get together with series co-star Martin Compston for a brilliant #StayAtHome message of support […]

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Series creator/writer Jed Mercurio talks ‘Line of Duty’

Quickly supplanting Spooks (MI5 in America) in my book as the No. 1 go-to series for rainy day binge-viewing over and over is Jed Mercurio’s Line of Duty. The British police procedural drama, which just concluded its 5th season last Sunday on BBC One, follows the day-to-day efforts of Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (AC-12) as they seek out and attempt to eliminate “bent coppers” from the ranks of the London police force.

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Bodyguard’s Keeley Hawes returns to MI5 in Channel 4’s period spy drama ‘Traitors’

Venturing into Nicola Walker territory in my book, the greatness that is Keeley Hawes returns next month in a new spy drama from Channel 4, Traitors. The former Spooks, Ashes to Ashes, Durrells in Corfu, Upstairs Downstairs, Line of Duty, Bodyguard star will play Priscilla, a woman working as a member of the Civil Service following the Labour Party’s […]

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Ruth Wilson to star as her own grandmother in ‘Mrs Wilson’ for PBS Masterpiece

Golden Globe-winning actress Ruth Wilson, best known for her brilliant portrayal as research scientist/highly intelligent sociopath Alice Morgan in the psychological drama, Luther, returns to PBS Masterpiece in a very personal sort of three-part drama, one based on her own grandmother’s memoir about her life and their complicated family history. Wilson was last seen on Masterpiece over a decade ago in […]

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