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Further casting announced for BBC One’s ‘By Any Means’


The BBC and Red Planet Pictures have announced further casting for Tony Jordan‘s new BBC One drama, ‘By Any Means’ as filming comes to an end.

The main cast of Warren Brown (Luther), Shelley Conn (Mistresses), Andrew-Lee Potts (Primeval), Gina McKee (The Borgias) and Elliot Knight (Sinbad), will be joined by a number of stellar guest stars, including David Harewood (Homeland), Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey), Nick Moran (Mr Selfridge) and Honor Blackman (Goldfinger).

The series follows a clandestine unit living on the edge and playing the criminal elite at their own game, bridging the grey area between the letter of the law and true justice, stopping at nothing to fight fire with fire.

Other artists to feature in the crime drama include Keith Allen (Robin Hood), Neil Maskell (Utopia), Kate Dickie (Game Of Thrones), Michael Maloney (The White Queen), John Henshaw (South Riding) and Harriet Walter (Little Dorrit).

Commenting on her role in the new series, Amy Nuttall says: “I’m so excited to be part of this gripping new drama. Being on set with the fantastic cast and crew was really fun. My character is a hard-hitting journalist – very different from some of the other characters I’ve played – which was lots of fun!”

Belinda Campbell, Executive Producer for Red Planet Pictures, says: “There are some brilliantly crafty and manipulative characters throughout the series, which have been expertly brought to life by these gifted actors and actresses.”

Joining Tony Jordan in writing the drama is Richard Zajdlic, James Payne, Jeff Povey and Richard Lazarus.

Tony Jordan and Belinda Campbell are executive producers for Red Planet Pictures and Polly Hill for BBC One. Lead director for the series is Charles Palmer (Doctor Who); it is produced by Tim Key (Death In Paradise).