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Keeley Hawes will take the title role in “Finding Alice,” a drama series for ITV about a woman who loses her husband in a freak accident only to find he has left her to unravel a trail of secrets, debt and criminality.
Hawes, who is hot off her star turn in Emmy-nominated “Bodyguard,” created the project, which will trace Alice’s darkly comic journey, with writer-director Roger Goldby and Simon Nye, one of the U.K.’s top TV scribes.
Six-parter - Events - Alice - Partner - Years
The six-parter picks up events after Alice’s partner of 20 years, Harry, falls down the stairs and dies soon after the couple move into the dream home he designed. Alice discovers that some men, including her late ex, hide stuff that they don’t want to deal with, and that Harry was worse than most.
ITV’s head of drama, Polly Hill, commissioned the series. Production will start early next year. Nicola Shindler’s U.K. shingle Red Production Company is producing in association with Goldby’s Bright Pictures TV, Nye’s ITV-backed Genial Productions, and Hawes’ recently minted Buddy Club Productions. It is the second green light for Buddy Club after “Honour,” in which Hawes...
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