Tom Hardy’s A Christmas Carol gears up

Steven Knight

A new BBC version of A Christmas Carol from Tom Hardy’s production company is moving forward with a late-spring shoot planned. 

The 3 x 50 adaptation comes from Hardy, Son and Baker and Scott Free London – the two companies also co-produced Taboo. 

Steven Knight (pictured) – who has worked with Hardy before on the BBC TV dramas Taboo and Peaky Blinders, as well as feature Locke – has penned the drama; the pair will also executive produce alongside Scott Free, Katye Crowe, Dean Baker and Piers Wenger.   

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“A Christmas Carol is a fabulous magical piece of theatre and an embarrassment of riches for our creative team - from character all the way through to design,” said Hardy said of the commission when it was first announced.

“Here’s to having a lot of intricate and wonderful fun. We feel very lucky.”

A second series of Taboo has also been commissioned – it is due to enter production later this year. 

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