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‘From Darkness’ BBC Cast and Trailer: Anne-Marie Duff Stars in Crime Drama

Cast List and Trailer for ‘From Darkness’: Actress Anne-Marie Duff takes on the role of lead character Claire Church in this upcoming four-part BBC One crime drama.

From Darkness Early BBC Cast List

Character Name – Actor/Actress

Claire Church – Anne-Marie Duff – Shameless, Parade’s End, The Virgin Queen, Wild West, The Way We Live Now, Amongst Women, Aristocrats, The Magdalene Sisters, Nowhere Boy, Before I Go to Sleep

DCI John Hind – Johnny Harris – Fortitude, The Fades, This Is England 86/88, Whitechapel, Trial & Retribution, Snow White And The Huntsmen

DS Anthony Boyce – Luke Newberry – In The Flesh, Suspects, Lightfields, My Dad’s the Prime Minister, Cucumber, Banana, Quartet, Frankenstein’s Army, The Legend of Hercules

Norrie Duncan – Richard Rankin – Burnistoun, The Crimson Field, Silent Witness, The Syndicate, The House of Him

Superintendent Lola Keir – Caroline Lee Johnson – The Knock, Chef, The Uninvited

Lucy Maxley – Lyndsey Marshal – Garrow’s Law, Being Human, Titanic, Rome, Blackout, The Hours, Festival, Hereafter

Gareth Harding – Adrian Rawlins – Glue, Prisoners Wives, Dickensian, Mayday, Silent Witness, Hunter, Harry Potter movies

Chris Templeton – Ben Batt – Scott & Bailey, Shameless, The Promise, The Village, From There to Here, Sirens, The Edge of Love

Julie Hind – Leanne Best – Ripper Street, The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death, Salting the Battlefield

Rosanna Templeton – Naomi Ryan – Mr Selfridge, Echo Beach, Mile High, Dream Team, Coronation Street

Roy Marsh – Jim Cartwright

Megan Duncan – Cora Tsang

Prior to being cast in From Darkness, English actress Anne-Marie Duff has been best known for playing the role of Fiona Gallagher in the Channel 4 comedy-drama Shameless. Duff also happens to be the wife of Scottish actor and fellow Shameless star, James McAvoy.

From Darkness BBC Trailer

Series Plot

Claire Church is an ex-Greater Manchester police officer who, due to her exposure to violence becoming too much to handle, chose to leave the force during the mid 1990’s.

Sick of this male dominated world and regularly facing sexual discrimination, Claire decided to leave her job and Detective Inspector husband far behind. After years of being made to feel second best in both her professional and private life, Claire now finds comfort in a fresh life with new partner Norrie and daughter Megan, living in the remote location of the Western Isles.

But as four bodies from earlier investigations are unearthed, and with her being the only person capable of solving the case, Claire gets drawn back into a life she believed firmly set in her past. Despite purposefully extracting herself from the world of criminal investigation, Claire begins to experience the pull of both the job which once sustained her and the man she used to love. How will Claire handle such emotions and stresses second time around?

From Darkness BBC Theme Music

The lyrics to the shows title song were written by Sir Tim Rice and sung by Lizzie Yardley.

From Darkness Filming Locations

Beginning in March of 2015, filming for From Darkness will take place in both Scotland and Manchester, England.

Premiere Date

With filming for this psychological crime drama having started in March of 2015, From Darkness will be expected to reach TV screens around October. When it begins airing, the series will be broadcast in the UK on BBC1 over four 60-minute episodes.