Hugh Laurie filming Roadkill for BBC One
Filming begins in London today on Roadkill, a new political thriller by David Hare.
Hugh Laurie stars as Peter Laurence, a forceful and self-made Conservative minister whose life seems to be falling apart as revelations spiral about his personal life.
Piers Wenger, controller of BBC drama, said the project “explores the relationship between personal morality and political power.”
The Forge – with whom Hare collaborated on his last TV drama, Collateral - is making the four-part series for BBC One with Michael Keillor directing.
Keillor also executive produces alongside Hare, George Faber and Mark Pybus for The Forge, and Lucy Richer.
Hare said of the project: “I first worked with Hugh Laurie in 1987 when he set off on his riveting change of direction from adroit comedian to commanding dramatic actor. I can’t wait to see him embody the fictional future of the Conservative party in Roadkill.”
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