THE BBC HAS released first-look images of stars Jamie Dornan and ‘Red Rock’ star Ann Skelly in its upcoming drama ‘Death and Nightingales’.
The three-part show marks a reunion for Dornan with writer-director Allan Cubitt, who he previously worked with on crime drama ‘The Fall’ between 2013 and 2016.
Adapted by Cubitt from a 1992 novel by Eugene McCabe, the three part drama is set in Northern Ireland in 1885. It tells a story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge that follows a young woman’s struggles to control her own destiny.
The action takes place over a 24-hour period during which Beth Winters, (Skelly), decides on her 23rd birthday to escape her limited life and difficult relationship with her landowner stepfather (played by Matthew Rhys of The Americans) with the aid of the charming Liam Ward (Dornan).
Earlier in the year, Dornan said on the show: “I’m thrilled to be reunited with Allan and his brilliant scripts to play such an intriguing character like Liam Ward and to return to Northern Ireland and BBC Two.”
Meanwhile, Skelly said: “Playing such a strong character as Beth Winters is truly an actor’s dream, and a fantastically intense challenge to be given the opportunity to play.
And to get to work with such brilliant actors like Matthew and Jamie, and a director like Allan Cubitt, is just surreal to me. I can’t wait to start!”
‘Death And Nightingales’ is expected to air later this year on BBC Two. DailyEdge.ie will keep you posted on the official air date!
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