Two Downton Abbey stars are set to reunite for an epic new BBC drama series, based on a remarkable true story – find out who they are…
Downton Abbey stars Hugh Bonneville and Tom Cullen have reunited for an epic new historical drama series to be aired by BBC One and Paramount+ – and it looks amazing!
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The new series, titled goldis based on the true story of the iconic Brink’s-Mat robbery, dramatizing one of the most remarkable events in British criminal history.
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The two actors, who played Robert Crawley and Viscount Gillingham in the popular period piece, join an all-star cast that includes slow horses“Jack Lowden, Mom Miathis is Dominic Cooper, sanditis Charlotte Spencer and GuiltThis is Emun Elliott.
Impossible mission starring Sean Harris, Midsommarby Ellora Torchia and Tthe last kingdomStefanie Martini also features in the new drama.
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The series is inspired by extensive research on the UK ‘crime of the century’ which saw six gunmen break into the Brink’s-Mat security deposit near London’s Heathrow Airport in 1983 and unwittingly come across gold bars worth £26million.
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Describing the impact of the flight, the BBC writes: “The disposal of the bullion sparked the birth of large-scale international money launderingprovided the dirty money that helped fuel London’s Docklands property boom, united blue-collar and white-collar criminals, and left controversy and murder in its wake.”
The drama is written by Neil Forsyth, whose previous credits include Guilt, Eric and Ernie & Me, and is directed by Oscar winner Aneil Karia (The long goodbye) with Lawrence Gough (The Last Bus, Snatch, Misfits).
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Although a release date for the new series is yet to come, we can reveal that filming for the new show has started recently.
Speaking about the new project, BBC editor Tommy Bulfin said: “The fact that we have brought together such a talented and exciting ensemble cast is a testament to Neil’s incisive questioning of one of the most most infamous in British history and the remarkable events that came in its wake.
“And having the brilliant Aneil Karia join us fresh from his Oscar win is the icing on the cake. BBC One audiences are in for a treat when it hits the screen.”
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