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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Vicky McClure joins spy spoof Action Team

Vicky McClure will play the head of a team of special agents in the comedy.

Vicky McClure
Vicky McClure

By Julia Hunt, Press Association

Vicky McClure is to star in new spoof spy comedy series Action Team.

The Line Of Duty actress will play Ruth Brooks, the head of a top secret team of special agents working for the British Government, in the ITV2 show.

McClure, 34, joins previously announced cast members Tom Davis, Jim Howick, Kayode Ewumi and Laura Checkley.

The programme is from the team behind hit improvised comedy Murder In Successville.

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Vicky McClure

Penned by Murder In Successville star Davis and its director James De Frond, the series will follow the agents as they are tasked with saving the world.

It is described by ITV’s comedy commissioner Saskia Schuster as “The Naked Gun meets The Bourne Identity”.

Davis said: “Every year I sit there as the bookies predict who they think will play the next James Bond and I’m always left off the list, so I’ve decided to do something about it.”

:: Action Team will air on ITV2 next spring.

Press Association

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