The Shadow Line

Mini-Series | GB 2011 | 62' | OV

The Daily Telegraph calls it »the most ambitious and quite possibly the best British thriller« in years. »Stylised, intelligent and properly menacing« cheers The Guardian. A seven-part BBC Two series, THE SHADOW LINE follows in the tradition of the best Anglo-American thrillers of the past decades, readily lending itself to comparisons with British TV series such as TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY or SMILEY’S PEOPLE and with US paranoia thrillers from the 1970s like THE PARALLAX VIEW or THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR. It all starts with the murder of a drug lord who has only just been pardoned. The police and the underworld are soon engaged in parallel pursuit of those responsible for the deed. No one suspects just yet that the murder is part of a far-reaching conspiracy. The production has assembled a cast of some of the best British film and television actors for the series’ lead roles: Chiwetel Ejiofor (AMERICAN GANGSTER), Christopher Eccleston (28 DAYS LATER), and Kierston Wareing (FISH TANK).

In co-operation with RTLCrime

Director
Hugo Blick
Script
Hugo Blick
Photography
Tat Radcliffe
Editor
Jason Krasucki
Music
Emily Barker
Production Design
Maurice Cain
Casting
Doreen Jones
Principal Cast
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Rafe Spall, Antony Sher, Stephen Rea
Producer
Johann Knobel
Executive Producers
Steve Christian, George Faber, Lindsay Hughes, Henry Normal, Charles Pattinson, Marc Samuelson
Production
Isle of Man Film, Company Picture

Domestic Sales

RTL Crime
Picassoplatz 150679 Köln
Deutschland
Tel.: +49 221-456-6-0
www.rtl-crime.de

International Sales

BBC Worldwide
Media Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TQ
Great Britain

Selected filmography Hugo Blick

OPERATION GOOD GUYS (1998), A SMALL SUMMER PARTY (2001), UP IN TOWN (2002), MARION & GEOFF (2003), SENSITIVE SKIN (2007), THE LAST WORLD MONOLOGUES (2008)