‘The Honourable Woman’ trailer: Maggie Gyllenhaal in new BBC Two thriller

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BBC Two has released a trailer for The Honourable Woman, a new political thriller starring Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight).

Written, directed and produced by Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line), the eight-part series is set against the present day backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and explores “a range of complex and provocative themes of conflict, deception and betrayal on both a personal, human level as well as on the international and political stage”.

Watch the trailer…

The cast also includes Stephen Rea (The Shadow Line), Lindsay Duncan (The Hollow Crown), Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch), Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd), Janet McTeer (The White Queen), Lubna Azabal (Occupation), Tobias Menzies (Game Of Thrones), Genevieve O’Reilly (Spooks) and Igal Naor (House Of Saddam).

Polly Hill, Head of Independent Drama for the BBC, commented: “Maggie Gyllenhaal makes a perfect Nessa Stein. Hugo Blick has created a complex character in Nessa, with an extraordinary story. The combination of Hugo’s stunning scripts and Maggie Gyllenhaal in the lead role is an exciting and powerful combination.”

Sarah Barnett, Sundance TV President, added: “The Honourable Woman is scintillating drama: it is both a tightly plotted international political thriller and a superbly wrought character piece about hope, compromise, guilt and families. The talent both behind and in front of the camera is remarkable; we are so excited to present this brilliant and wildly entertaining mini-series to our viewers.”

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