Vicky McClure set for 'raw' Channel 4 film
12 October 2018 - 11:00 AM

Vicky McClure set for 'raw' Channel 4 film

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Vicky McClure, Gemma Chan and Samantha Morton have each co-written their own "emotionally raw" Channel 4 film.

The three anthology TV movies - with "The Escape" writer Dominic Savage directing and helping to pen the scripts - are set to air next year.

As well as having a hand in the script, "This Is England" actress Vicky, "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" star Gemma and BAFTA winner Samantha will also having starring roles.

According to Channel 4, each of the trio of films - all acting as a standalone - will "explore the experience of three women in moments that are emotionally raw, thought-provoking and utterly personal".

They will also cover "themes including relationships, identity and empowerment".

Vicky McClure set for 'raw' Channel 4 film

Vicky McClure set for 'raw' Channel 4 film

12 October 2018 - 10:01 AM

Vicky McClure set for 'raw' Channel 4 film

The programme's boss has also heaped praise on filmmaker Dominic - who has worked on the likes of "Freefall" and TV series "True Love" - and his way of tackling relevant issues.

Series producer Krishnendu Majumdar added: "Dominic Savage's work always speaks to the most contemporary and urgent of questions, taking a scalpel to modern life."

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Meanwhile, Vicky revealed earlier this year she didn't "know a thing" about the next series of "Line of Duty", which will see her reprise her role of DS Kate Fleming in the fifth season of Jed Mercurio's police corruption drama.

She said: "I don't know a thing about series five... you just hope you're not dead too soon."

And Vicky admits both she and Craig Parkinson, who played corrupt cop DI "Dot" Cotton, were devastated when his character was killed off in the third series.

She told the i newspaper: "Craig was in it from the start and was killed off in series three, and I know it hit him pretty hard that because he loves the show.

"It's alright when it's right for your character but personally, it's a real shame."

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