The Town starring Andrew Scott - Review
A three part drama about dealing with loss in the most of horrendous of circumstances while being forced to face your past, The Town features a tour de force performance from Andrew Scott in the leading role, a constant in a slightly uneven mini-series.
Further details on The Town, starring Andrew Scott
Following the announcement of the series in mid-June, WhatsOnTV has expanded plot details for the upcoming ITV1 drama The Town, which stars Andrew Scott in the lead role:
The drama tells the story of Mark Nicholas - played by Andrew Scott, best known for his role as Jim Moriarty in Sherlock - who returns to the town of Renton where he grew up.
Mark’s drawn back to his old life but finds it hard to reconnect with his family, friends and first love Alice (Charlotte Riley), who’s now married with a child.
As the story unfolds, Mark must decide if he can build a new life in this strange place that he once called home.
Meanwhile, Martin Clunes plays the town’s local mayor, who stumbles from one PR disaster to another.
Kenton Allen, co-executive producer, said: “At the heart of The Town will be a family struggling to come to terms with change.
“The story takes place in a landscape familiar to most of the UK - most of the population live their lives in a place like Renton.”
The Town is currently filming in High Wycombe.
Sherlock Bafta winner Andrew Scott heads for The Town
From The Guardian:
Andrew Scott, fresh from winning a Bafta for his Moriarty in BBC1’s Sherlock, is to feature in new ITV1 drama The Town.
The Town is being scripted by Laurence Olivier award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett, whose theatre credits include the recent Love, Love, Love at the Royal Court.
In the three-parter Scott plays Mark Nicholas, a man who returns to his hometown after 10 years away, after a shocking incident involving his family.
The Town also features Martin Clunes as the local mayor, Julie McKenzie as Mark’s grandmother and Charlotte Riley as his childhood sweetheart.
A large ensemble cast also includes Kelly Adams, Aisling Bea and Sam Troughton as Mark’s old friends and newcomer Avigail Tlalim as his teenager sister.
The Town is being made by independent producer Big Talk, the company behind Rev, Friday Night Dinner and Him & Her.
Luke Alkin is producing, with Colin Teague directing. The executive producers are Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice and Simon Curtis.
The Town was ordered by the ITV drama commissioning team Laura Mackie, Sally Haynes and Victoria Fea.