Sunday, 10 March 2013

Martin Compston: starring role in Great Train Robbery drama

Martin Compston to play great train robber in BBC1 drama
Photograph: Felix Clay

Line of Duty star Martin Compston will play one of the great train robbers in a BBC1 drama marking the 50th anniversary of the Royal Mail heist. Compston will star as getaway driver Roy James alongside Luke Evans (Tamara Drewe, The Three Musketeers) who will play Bruce Reynolds, who died last week. Neil Maskell, who recently appeared in Channel 4's Utopia, will play Ronald "Buster" Edwards.
The 1963 robbery will be told in two 90-minute parts, beginning with the "robber's tale" and the "copper's tale". Also starring in the World Productions drama will be Jack Roth – son of Tim – Del Synnott, Paul Anderson and Jack Gordon. The two-part take on the robbery will also serve to further differentiate it from ITV's Mrs Biggs, which left the platform last year and told the story from the perspective of Biggs' relationship with his then wife, Charmian, played by Sheridan Smith.
Source (including photo): The Guardian

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