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Monday, 29 October 2018

The BBC announce lead cast for 'The Capture'


The BBC have confirmed that Callum  Turner  (War and Peace,  Fantastic  Beasts)  and  Holliday  Grainger  (Strike)  will  lead the cast of  The  Capture, an acutely timely surveillance thriller set in London for BBC  One.

When proud British soldier Shaun Emery’s (Turner) conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is successfully overturned due to flawed video evidence, he 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 Shaun finds himself fighting for his freedom once more, only 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 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 believe what we see?

Callum  Turner  says:  “The  Capture  is  one  of  the  best  things  I’ve  ever  read  and  I jumped  at  the  chance  to  join  this  wonderful  team  of  people. 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.”

Writer and Director Ben Chanan adds, “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.”

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