David Morrissey to star in BBC One’s ‘The Driver’ drama

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The three-part series will star David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) as taxi driver Vince McKee, an ordinary man who – because of family mystery, frustration with his job and his life – makes a terrible decision.

The cast also includes Claudie Blakeley (What Remains) as his wife, Ros, and Sacha Parkinson (Coronation Street) as their daughter Katie, alongisde Ian Hart, Colm Meaney, Shaun Dingwall (Doctor Who) and Lee Ross (EastEnders).

Writer Danny Brocklehurst commented: “The Driver is a passion project for me and I’m proud of the way it is both a character drama and a thriller. As with all my work there is a strong emotional core and it explores ordinary lives pushed into extraordinary situations. I’m thrilled to be making such a powerful drama for BBC One. The majority of my work has been here and as writer you are given incredible authorship, which is a fantastic thing. I have always wanted to work with Dave Morrissey, one of the UK’s finest actors, and I’m delighted to be finally getting the chance. The entire cast is amazing and it is a privilege to have them on board.”

Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, added: “The Driver is a gripping tale of an ordinary life turned upside down and it’s wonderful to announce David Morrissey returning to BBC One after his fine performance in this week’s critically acclaimed hit The 7.39.”

Directed by Jamie Payne (Doctor Who, The Hour), The Driver begins filming in and around Manchester this week and will air on BBC One later this year.

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