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David Harewood stars in By Any Means

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David-Harewood_2579154bAs filming comes to an end for BBC One and Red Planet Pictures’ brand new drama series, By Any Means, it has been announced that the main cast will be joined by a number of stellar guest stars, including David Harewood (Homeland), Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey), Nick Moran (Mr Selfridge) and Honor Blackman (Goldfinger).

The high-profile names will join the original drama’s ensemble cast, made up of Warren Brown (Luther), Shelley Conn (Mistresses), Andrew-Lee Potts (Primeval), Gina McKee (The Borgias) and Elliot Knight (Sinbad) in the new series following a clandestine unit living on the edge and playing the criminal elite at their own game.

Other artists to feature in the crime drama include Keith Allen (Robin Hood), Neil Maskell (Utopia), Kate Dickie (Game Of Thrones), Michael Maloney (The White Queen), John Henshaw (South Riding) and Harriet Walter (Little Dorrit).

Commenting on her role in the new series, Amy Nuttall says: “I’m so excited to be part of this gripping new drama. Being on set with the fantastic cast and crew was really fun. My character is a hard-hitting journalist – very different from some of the other characters I’ve played – which was lots of fun!”

Living in the shadows and treading the fine line of the law, By Any Means’ maverick team bridge the grey area between the letter of the law and true justice, stopping at nothing to fight fire with fire.

Belinda Campbell, Executive Producer for Red Planet Pictures, says: “We’re delighted to welcome such an extensive and talented list of guest stars to By Any Means, accompanying our wonderful main cast. There are some brilliantly crafty and manipulative characters throughout the series, which have been expertly brought to life by these gifted actors and actresses.”

By Any Means is a Red Planet Pictures production for the BBC. The series was penned by a writing team comprising Tony Jordan, Richard Zajdlic, James Payne, Jeff Povey and Richard Lazarus, whose combined credits include Strike Back, New Tricks, This Life, Silent Witness, EastEnders and Ashes To Ashes among other projects.

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