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First look at Hugh Laurie in David Hare’s new political thriller ‘Roadkill’, coming to BBC One

If you’ve seen Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager, House or any of his more refined roles, then you already know we’re in for something very interesting with Roadkill. Today, we’ve got the first look from the BBC of Laurie in the lead role of Peter Laurence, described as a ‘self-made, forceful and charismatic‘ politician.

This major new political thriller, created by David Hare, was filmed last year and will be a 4-part series (each episode an hour), and follows Laurie’s Peter, whose public and private life seems to be falling apart – or rather is being picked apart by his enemies…. here’s a bit more official insight:

As the personal revelations spiral, he is shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, expertly walking a high wire between glory and catastrophe as he seeks to further his own agenda whilst others plot to bring him down. However events show just how hard it is, for both an individual and a country, to leave the past behind. With enemies so close to home, can Peter Laurence ever out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?

Roadkill also stars the likes of Helen McCrory, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Saskia Reeves, Sarah Greene, Patricia Hodge, Ophelia Lovibond, Iain De Caestecker, Katie Leung, Olivia Vinall, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Pip Torrens, Millie Brady and Danny Ashok.

It’ll be directed by Michael Keillor and is a joint venture from the BBC and MASTERPIECE. We’ll bring you any air dates, as soon as we hear!

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