David Harewood (Homeland), Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey), Nick Moran (Mr Selfridge), Honor Blackman (Goldfinger), Michael Maloney (The White Queen) and Harriet Walter (Law & Order: UK) have joined the cast of BBC One’s upcoming drama series By Any Mean in guest roles, TVWise has learned.
Created by a writing team comprised of Tony Jordan, Richard Zajdlic, James Payne, Jeff Povey and Richard Lazarus, By Any Means has been described as a “gritty police drama” which follows police officer Jack Quinn who runs a clandestine police department that, when the legal system fails, go to any lengths to bring the criminal elite to justice. Quinn’s shadowy and brilliant team will go about their business, exploiting weaknesses, weaving a web of cunning and deception that leads the unwary target into the arms of justice. The series is produced by Red Planet Pictures and stars Warren Brown, Elliot Knight, Shelley Conn, Gina McKee, Andrew Lee Potts, John Henshaw, Keith Allen, Kate Dickie, Neil Maskell and Martin Jarvis.
Commenting on her role in the new series, Amy Nuttall said: “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!”
While Executive Producer Belinda Campbell added: “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.”