Roadkill: meet the cast of new BBC political drama starring Hugh Laurie
We love nothing more than a BBC drama and brand new political thriller Roadkill is one we can't wait to get stuck into. The new series promises scandal, intrigue and no doubt fantastic performances from its stellar cast. So who will be joining lead actor Hugh Laurie for the show? Meet the main cast below…
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National treasure Hugh Laurie takes on the lead as Conservative Minister for Transport, Peter Laurence, who finds himself wrapped up in a scandal. Of his character, Hugh told the BBC: "[He] has ambitions to move up the greasy pole.
"The story is in some regards about the price he is prepared to pay to get to the top position and the price that he forces everyone else to pay, principally his family but also those who pledge their loyalty to him." Hugh is known for his work in other titles such as Blackadder, House and The Night Manager.
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Another acting heavyweight starring in the series is Helen McCrory. Best known for her parts in titles such as Peaky Blinders, MotherFatherSon, the Harry Potter films and James Bond's Skyfall, in Roadkill, Helen is playing fictional Conservative Prime Minister Dawn Ellison.
Joe Lapidus is a newspaper editor who works at the publication that Peter Laurence takes to court in the story. Playing Joe is Pip, who has appeared ...
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