Emily Watson starts filming Too Close

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ITVA new ITV drama starring Emily Watson, Too Close, has started filming this week. 

The three-part psychological thriller comes from Snowed-In Productions and author/actor Clara Salaman, based on her novel of the same name written under the pseudonym Natalie Daniels.

Watson plays Dr Emma Robinson, a forensic psychiatrist assigned to work with Connie, a woman accused of a heinous crime but who claims she can’t remember a thing; the two women go on to become dangerously close. 

Snowed-In Productions is a sister company of Bronte Film and Television. Head of drama Ruth Kenley-Letts said at the time of the commission: “Working with Clara Salaman on this adaption of her novel has been a joy. 

"She is a bright new talent to screenwriting and it is a testament to her writing that Emily Watson, one of our finest and most accomplished actors, has signed up to play the part of ‘Emma’.   

"Clara’s scripts are consistently gripping, with three compelling and brilliantly realised women at their heart.  I can’t wait to work with Polly Hill and ITV to bring them to life.”   

Too Close is one of several scripted series to get up and running over the last couple of weeks as producers scramble to resurrect or kick-start projects with the government’s pledge of an insurance backstop in the event of further Covid-19-related disruption. 

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