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Juliet Stevenson to star in new BBC1 drama from creators of The Missing

Published 21/08/2015 | 00:13

Juliet Stevenson will star in One Of US
Juliet Stevenson will star in One Of US

Truly, Madly, Deeply's Juliet Stevenson will head up new BBC1 drama One Of Us.

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The Bafta-nominated star was most recently lauded for her work in hard-hitting Jimmy McGovern drama Accused.

The four-part series is set in Edinburgh and the Highlands and revolves around the Elliot and Douglas families. When two of them are murdered, relationships between - and within - the grieving clans are tested to the limit. Wounds are reopened, secrets are revealed and the consequences prove devastating.

Written by Harry and Jack Williams, the team behind hit series The Missing, the impressive line-up includes Breaking Bad's Laura Fraser, comedian and actor Adrian Edmondson, The Fall's John Lynch, The Paradise's Joanna Vanderham, Game of Thrones' Kate Dickie and Joe Dempsie and Murdered By My Boyfriend Bafta-winner Georgina Campbell.

Stevenson said: "I'm thrilled to be playing Louise in One Of Us as she is such an intriguing character. When I read the first script it immediately gripped me as it's such a unique and compelling story, I can't wait to start filming in Scotland."

The Williams brothers, who are hoping to emulate The Missing's success, said: "One Of Us is a thriller but also at heart a character piece. So it's wonderful to have such a talented cast. We can't wait to see how they bring it to life."

Filming is set to commence on Monday August 24 2015.

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