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First look: Holliday Grainger in BBC One’s The Capture

updated 18-06-19 | 08:03 A.M | Staff Reporter

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The first image of Holliday Grainger (Strike, Patrick Melrose) and Callum Turner (War & Peace, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald) in The Capture has been released.

When soldier Shaun Emery’s (Turner) conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is overturned due to flawed video evidence, he returns to life as a free man with his young daughter. But when damning CCTV footage from a night out in London comes to light, Shaun’s life takes a shocking turn and he must soon fight for his freedom once again. With DI Rachel Carey (Grainger) drafted in to investigate Shaun’s case, she quickly learns that the truth can sometimes be a matter of perspective. Should she trust Shaun Emery?

The BBC thriller looks at a troubling world of fake news and the extraordinary capabilities of the intelligence services. In this ‘post-truth era’, can we really believe what we see?

The six-part series is made for BBC One by Heyday Television and NBCUniversal International Studios, and also stars Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Hand Of God), Famke Janssen (X Men, Taken), Ben Miles (The Crown, Coupling), Laura Haddock (Transformers: The Last Knight, Guardians Of The Galaxy), Lia Williams (The Crown, Kiri), Sophia Brown (Clique, Marcella) and Paul Ritter (Chernobyl, Friday Night Dinner).

The Capture is written and directed by the Bafta award-winning filmmaker Ben Chanan. Executive Producers are David Heyman, Rosie Alison and Tom Winchester for Heyday Television, Tom Coan for NBCUniversal International Studios, Ben Irving for BBC One and Ben Chanan. It will air later this year on BBC One.

Ron Perlman joins BBC One’s The Capture

7th March 2019

Ron Perlman has joined the cast of BBC One’s new surveillance drama The Capture.

The modern series, set in London, looks at a troubling world of misinformation, fake news, and the extraordinary technological capabilities of the intelligence services. In the post-truth era and when criminal justice relies so heavily on video evidence, can we always trust what we see?

The six-part series is written and directed by Ben Chanan, and is produced by Heyday Television and NBCUniversal International Studios.

Callum Turner (War And Peace, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald) and Holliday Grainger (Strike, Cinderella) have already been announced as cast members, and now, they’re getting an extra star boost with the addition of Perlman (Hellboy, Hand Of God), who joins alongside Famke Janssen (X Men, Taken), Laura Haddock (Transformers: The Last Knight, Guardians Of The Galaxy), Ben Miles (The Crown, Coupling), Lia Williams (The Crown, Kiri), Sophia Brown (Clique, Marcella), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner, Quantum Of Solace), Adelayo Adedayo (Origin, Some Girls) and Ralph Ineson (Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones).

Cavan Clerkin (The Last Kingdom, The Inbetweeners), Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall, Save Me), Ginny Holder (Death In Paradise, Holby City) and Nigel Lindsay (Four Lions, Victoria) will also star.

Chanan says: “I am incredibly excited to see The Capture brought to life by such a wonderful cast and crew. It’s an honour to come to work every day with these hugely talented people.”

The series is currently filming in London.

Callum Turner and Holliday Grainger to star in BBC One’s The Capture

31st October 2018

Callam Turner and Holliday Grainger will star in The Capture, BBC One’s new surveillance thriller.

Written and directed by Ben Chanan (Cyberbully) and produced by Heyday Television and NBCUniversal International Studios, the six-part series is set in London and follows a British soldier’s return home from Afghanistan, where he was convicted for murder.

When that conviction is successfully overturned due to flawed video evidence, the proud Shaun Emery (Turner) begins to plan for his life as a free man with his six year old daughter. However, when damning CCTV footage emerges from an incident in London, it isn’t long before he finds himself fighting for his freedom once more, with lies, betrayal and corruption spreading further than he ever could have imagined. With DI Rachel Carey (Grainger) drafted in to investigate in what could be a career-defining case, she must discover if there is more to the shocking evidence than first meets the eye. Rachel will soon learn that the truth is merely a matter of perspective – before deciding what hers is.

With an adamant Shaun battling with his tormented past in order to clear his name once and for all, The Capture looks at a world of misinformation, fake news, and the extraordinary technological capabilities of the intelligence services. In the post-truth era and when criminal justice relies so heavily on video evidence, can we always believe what we see?

Turner describes the script as “one of the best things I’ve ever read”.

“I jumped at the chance to join this wonderful team of people,” he says. “Shaun Emery is an antihero. He’s funny yet wounded, complex, visceral and dangerous. The epic journey he goes on was one I wanted to travel.”

Holliday Grainger adds: “I am thrilled to be joining the complex and intriguing world of The Capture. Ben Chanan’s scripts are totally absorbing – I’m excited to explore the mind of DI Rachel Carey.”

Chanan comments: “I am thrilled to have Holliday Grainger and Callum Turner leading our cast. As detective and suspect respectively, Rachel and Shaun must grapple their way through a world of deception and moral uncertainty. With Holliday and Callum, I feel blessed to have two such brilliant, dynamic and engaging lead actors taking us on that journey.”

Filming will begin next month and further casting will be announced in due course.

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