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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Anne-Marie Duff to star in BBC One's From Darkness

The BBC have announced that Anne-Marie Duff will take the lead in BBC One's new four-part psychological drama From Darkness.

Written by Sugar Rush's Katie Baxendale; From Darkness will see Duff play Claire Church, a former police officer who left the Greater Manchster police in the mid-Nineties after the impact of violence became too overwhelming for her to continue.

Claire decided to turn her back on a world of misogyny and chauvinism, where it seemed you had to think and act like a man to succeed. Finding herself ignored in the office and second place in her relationship with her married DI, Claire instead found solace in the remote Western Isles with her new man, Norrie, and daughter Megan.

As four bodies from Claire's past investigations are unearthed, she finds herself getting pulled back into a world she'd long since left behind and a case that only she can solve. Battling her own demons, Claire feels the dual pull of a vocation that sustained her and a man she once loved, but can she protect herself from the darkness this time?

On the role, Anne-Marie Duff said, "Katie Baxendale has created a beautifully complex character in her female protagonist. As soon as I started to read episode one I felt excited at the prospect of being involved. It's a world in which all of the characters have real stories to tell. Also I loved the BBC series The Village and one of its directors, Dominic Leclerc, will be our director on this. I couldn't be happier."

Katie Baxendale added, "I’m a huge fan of Anne-Marie Duff. In Claire, I hope I’ve created a psychologically complex lead female character and I can’t wait to see all that Anne-Marie brings to the role."

Filming for the series will begin this month and further casting will be announced soon.

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