‘Who’ is this new tenant in Broadchurch?
Sci-fi actors trade dialects for roles in eight part drama series
Arthur Darvill, who plays current Doctor Who Matt Smith’s sidekick Rory, appears as a priest in Broadchurch, an eight-part series which looks at the lives of people living in a small town after the body of a young boy is found on a beach.
The show, which also stars Olivia Colman and Vicky McClure, was penned by Chris Chibnall, who has also worked on Doctor Who and its spinoff Torchwood.
He says: ‘‘ Broadchurch focuses on a small British community which finds itself at the eye of a storm. In the wake of one boy’s death, the residents of Broadchurch come under scrutiny and suspicion. It’s a story of scale and intimacy, as the lives of the characters are laid bare.’’
Tennant plays DI Alec Hardy, an out-of-town detective, who clashes with a local officer played by Rev star Colman during the investigation into what happened. The show will be filmed on location in Portishead near Bristol and Dorset later this year.
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