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James N0rton and Robson Green will star in ITV’s 6-part drama called Grantchester. In this yet-another-crime-solving-drama, Filming of the six part series begins this month (March 2014) in London, Cambridge and Grantchester and shooting will continue until June. The drama has been commissioned for ITV by Director of Drama Steve November and Controller of Drama Victoria Fea.
ITV announces the cast of new six-part drama Grantchester
“As a priest, isn’t everything our business? There’s no part of the human heart which is not our responsibility” – Sidney Chambers
ITV have today confirmed James Norton (Death Comes to Pemberley, Rush) will play the role of Sidney Chambers in new six-part drama Grantchester produced by Lovely Day.
Robson Green (Reckless, Wire In The Blood) will join him as plain speaking, over-worked Police Inspector, Geordie Keating.
Set in 1953 in the beautiful county of Cambridgeshire, Sidney’s unlikely partnership with gruff, down to earth Geordie is central to Grantchester. Geordie’s methodical approach to policing complements Sidney’s more intuitive techniques of coaxing information from witnesses and suspects.
They are partners in crime and forge a true friendship as each offers a different insight into the crimes they begin to unravel.
Morven Christie (Hunted, Twenty Twelve) will play beautiful heiress Amanda Kendall, whose love for Sidney, although reciprocated, doesn’t have a future, as her father wants her to marry an aristocratic beau.
Tessa Peake-Jones (Marchlands and of course Raquel in Only Fools and Horses) will play Sidney’s housekeeper, the indomitable Mrs Maguire who keeps him in check and does her best to keep his chaotic vicarage presentable and respectable. He also has gorgeous black Labrador puppy, Dickens, for company.
Kacey Ainsworth (EastEnders, Holby Blue) will play Geordie’s loving wife Cathy. Cathy is a busy mother of three with a fourth child on the way.
Sidney’s moustachioed curate, Leonard Finch, will be played by Al Weaver (Southcliffe, Secret State), whilst pale, interesting and stunning widow, Hildegard Staunton, is played by German actress Pheline Roggan.
Adapted from the novel, ‘Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death’ by James Runcie, the series is written for ITV by Daisy Coulam, who has previously scripted EastEnders and Casualty.
ITV has set the cast for its new six-part drama Grantchester. James Norton (Death Comes To Pemberley, Rush) will play the lead role of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies under suspicious circumstances.
The series is adapted from James Runcie’s novel Sidney Chambers And The Shadow Of Death. Robson Green (Reckless, Wire In The Blood) will join him as partner in crime Geordie Keating. Morven Christie, Tessa Peake-Jones, Kacey Ainsworth, Al Weaver, Pheline Roggan, Fiona Button, Ukweli Roach, Tom Austen and Pip Torrens also star.
Daisy Coulam penned Grantchester, which is produced by Lovely Day, a sister company of Shine’s Kudos. Emma Kingsman-Lloyd is producer and Diederick Santer is exec producer. Shooting starts this month.
James Norton and Robson Green will star in ITV’s Grantchester. Set against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester, the drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances.