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Filming begins on BBC Three psychological drama



BBC Three has announced the cast for Marnie Dickens new five-part psychological drama, Thirteen, as filming commences.

Leading the cast is Jodie Comer (My Mad Fat Diary), who stars as Ivy Moxam, a 26-year-old woman who escapes from the cellar that’s been her prison for the last thirteen years.

Starring alongside Jodie is, Aneurin Barnard (War And Peace), Richard Rankin (From Darkness), Valene Kane (The Fall), Natasha Little (Wolf Hall), Stuart Graham (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Joe Layton (Tatau), Katherine Rose Morley (Last Tango In Halifax), Eleanor Wyld (Misfits), Ariyon Bakare (Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell) and Nicholas Farrell (Bloody Sunday).

Thirteen explores how to pick up the threads of a life half-lived and how to survive as a family under the greatest pressure. How to feel again, chance love again. It is a psychological drama about who to trust when you can’t even trust yourself.

The drama also stars: Kemi-Bo Jacobs, Melina Matthews, Chipo Chung, Colin Mace, Suzette Llewellyn and Charles Babalola.

Writer Marnie Dickens says: “The characters of Thirteen have been in my head for a long time. To now see such an incredible cast bringing them to life is just brilliant.”

Jodie Comer adds: “I am beyond excited to be working with the BBC as part of the cast of Thirteen. Marnie Dickens’ writing is truly remarkable and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to bring Ivy to life. Imagine the most unimaginable happening. Life turning completely on its head, with the actions of one person affecting so many lives. We as humans, even though we doubt ourselves, have this amazing strength within us to cope in the most terrifying situations, and Marnie explores that so beautifully. With Vanessa Caswill’s vision and such a truly talented cast and crew, I cannot wait to introduce you all to this world that so often becomes people’s reality.”

Thirteen is made by BBC In-house Drama Production, England, and will be directed by Vanessa Caswill (My Mad Fat Diary) and China Moo-Young (Humans).

Thirteen has begun filming in and around Bristol this week.