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Martin Freeman is set to take on a new detective role, starring in true-story drama “A Confession” for ITV Studios. The Emmy- and BAFTA-winning “Sherlock” star will be joined by Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning actress Imelda Staunton in the six-part drama, it was announced Monday by ITV’s head of drama Polly Hill.
Freeman will star as real-life Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, whose decision to deliberately breach police protocol in order to catch a killer, cost him his career and reputation. “A Confession” is expected to air on ITV in 2019. The news comes hot on the heels of the actor’s casting in parental comedy “Breeders” for FX, which will debut in 2020.
BAFTA-winner - Jeff - Pope - Confession - Investigation
Created by BAFTA-winner Jeff Pope, “A Confession” follows the real-life investigation into the disappearance of a 22-year-old woman who failed to return home after a night out with girlfriends at a local nightclub in Swindon, Wiltshire in March 2011.
Staunton, who won a BAFTA and was Oscar-nominated for her lead role in 2005’s “Vera Drake,” will play the mother of another young woman, who disappeared eight years earlier, who fears her daughter might be involved in...
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