Cast For New Channel 4 Drama ‘Southcliffe’ Announced
Channel 4 have announced the cast for Southcliffe; their new four part drama from Tony Grisoni (Red Riding, The Unloved).
Directed by Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) in his British television drama debut, Southcliffe tells the story of a fictional English market town devastated by a spate of shootings which take place over a single day. It explores tragedy, grief, responsibility and redemption seen through the eyes of a journalist returning to the small town of his childhood, and those closest to the victims of the tragedy.
Tony Grisoni says; “Southcliffe is a fictional market town inhabited by fictional characters, but with similarities to many actual people and places in Britain today. Invisible people, anonymous places. The inexplicable chain of events at the dark heart of this four-part drama shatters time and space for Southcliffe’s inhabitants. Violence and sudden bereavement confronts them with emotions they are unequipped to understand. Rather than analyse or moralise about our characters’ actions, we share in them. Southcliffe is an anthem to ordinary people’s ability to reinvent themselves in the face of ultimate darkness.”
The cast are: Rory Kinnear (Black Mirror), Eddie Marsan (Tyrannosaur), Shirley Henderson (Anna Karenina), Kaya Scodelario (Wuthering Heights), Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones), Sean Harris (Promethius) and Nichola Burley (Wuthering Heights).
Southcliffe will start principle photography next month and be broadcast on Channel 4 in 2013.