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Richard Rankin, Luke Newberry among cast


Further casting has been announced for BBC One’s new psychological drama From Darkness, starring previously announced Anne-Marie Duff (Shameless, Accused) as ex-police officer Claire Church .

Joining Anne-Marie is, Johnny Harris (Fortitude) as Claire’s former lover and colleague DCI John Hind; Richard Rankin (The Crimson Field) plays her partner Norrie, and Luke Newberry (In The Flesh) plays Hinds new DS, Anthony Boyce.

They will be joined by Caroline Lee Johnson (The Knock), Lyndsey Marshall (The Hours, Hereafter), Adrian Rawlings (Harry Potter), Ben Batt (The Village) and Leanne Best (Ripper Street).

Written by Katie Baxendale (Sugar Rush) and directed by Dominic Leclerc (Call The Midwife, The Syndicate, The Village), From Darkness tells the story of ex-police officer Claire Church (Anne-Marie Duff). In attempt to escape the past and the violence that still haunts her, Claire moved away to the remote Western Isles, to start a new life with her partner Norrie, and daughter Megan. An investigation forces her to confront the very darkness she has run from.

Richard Rankin, who will play Norrie, says: “I’m excited to be working on another great BBC drama. Excellent script, excellent team. Especially looking forward to working with Dominic Leclerc again.”

Johnny Harris, who plays John, says: “I couldn’t have wished for a more exciting script or project to be involved in. Anne-Marie Duff is an exceptional actress and I’m delighted to be on board.”

Luke Newberry says: “Katie Baxendale has written a gripping and complex human drama, and Boyce goes on a remarkable journey of self-discovery.”