John Simm is to star in Intruders, an eight-part series for BBC America. Based on the 2007 novel by Michael Marshall, Intruders has been described as “a chilling, paranormal drama set in the moody Pacific Northwest“.
John Simm will play Jack Whelan, a Los Angeles cop turned writer who is forced to confront his dark, violent past when his wife goes missing.
Quoted on the BBC website, John Simm said he “couldn’t pass up the chance to play this complex character“.
In 201, Simm was in the BBC drama The Village as Derbyshire farmer John Middleton. He is also popular for his starring roles in Sky One’s Mad Dogs and Life on Mars and for playing The Master opposite David Tennant in Doctor Who.
Glen Morgan, the series’ executive producer and writer, said he was “thrilled” to be working with “one of the UK’s most exciting talents” on the programme. “The BBC has always broken new ground in this genre and I look forward to playing a part in that tradition.”
On stage, John Simm starred as Jerry in a revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.
In summer 2013, John joined Simon Russell Beale to star in Harold Pinter’s The Hothouse, which returned to London’s West End in a new production directed by Jamie Lloyd.
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Monday 13th January 2014