Sir Michael Gambon joins Helen McCrory and the cast of FEARLESS

Company News September 21, 2016

As filming begins in London on Mammoth Screen’s new conspiracy thriller, Fearless, Mammoth Screen and ITV are delighted to announce that BAFTA winner Sir Michael Gambon will star alongside acclaimed lead actress, Helen McCrory.

Actor and comedian John Bishop also joins the cast, along with Emmy nominee Robin Weigert (Jessica Jones), Jonathan Forbes (Catastrophe), Wunmi Mosaku (Dancing On The Edge) and Jamie Bamber (Marcella).

Emma Banville (McCrory) is a solicitor known for defending lost causes. As she digs deep into her latest case, she begins to sense powerful forces, in the police and the intelligence services at home and abroad, who want to stop her uncovering the truth. Fearless is written by Homeland writer and executive producer Patrick Harbinson.

Christine Bottomley (In The Club), Rebecca Callard (Ordinary Lies), Emma Hamilton (Mr Selfridge), Kika Markham (Secret State), Jack Shepherd (The Politician’s Husband), Sam Swainsbury (Mum) and Rick Warden (Happy Valley) have also been cast in the 6-part series,

Executive Producer and Mammoth Screen’s Managing Director, Damien Timmer said: “Michael Gambon is a legend, one of the UK’s finest actors, and it’s a real thrill for us that he will be joining the brilliant Helen McCrory in Fearless. The range and depth of the cast that director Pete Travis has assembled is testament to Patrick Harbinson’s wonderful scripts.”

ITV Controller of Drama Victoria Fea added: “Emma Banville is the kind of character who hates to back down. Against all the odds she’s driven by the unfolding mystery of that 2003 murder and whether the killer was unjustly convicted.  Fearless is a complex, taut thriller and we’re delighted to be commissioning the series from Mammoth Screen.”

Fearless will be produced by Adrian Sturges (Houdini and Doyle, The Enfield Haunting, The Disappearance of Alice Creed) and executive produced by Mammoth Screen’s Managing Director, Damien Timmer (Victoria, Poldark, And Then There Were None), Tom Mullens (Endeavour, Black Work) and Patrick Harbinson. Developed by Mammoth’s Creative Director Rebecca Keane, the series will be directed by BAFTA winner Pete Travis (The Go-Between, Legacy, Omagh).