James Norton to star in BBC crime play McMafia

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The BBC’s Charlotte Moore pronounced James Norton is ‘at a tip of his game’

James Norton is to star in a TV play about a Russian mafia in London.

The Grantchester and Happy Valley actor has been expel in a lead purpose of BBC One’s McMafia, formed on Misha Glenny’s bestseller about organized crime.

Norton will play Alex Goodman, a son of a former Russian “Godfather”, who is perplexing to follow a straighter trail than his parents.

McMafia is Norton’s second large Russian play following his purpose as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in War and Peace.

Charlotte Moore, executive of BBC Content, said: “James Norton is during a tip of his diversion and we know he will do probity to a riveting McMafia.”

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James Norton determined himself as a heart-throb in a BBC serialisation of War and Peace

Misha Glenny is a publisher and his book – also called McMafia – is a hard-hitting non-fiction demeanour during tellurian crime and a inclusive influence.

In a eight-part BBC drama, Norton’s impression Alex is a English-raised son of Russian exiles with a rapist past.

A BBC matter said: “This fast-paced thriller is epic and intimate, glamorous and gritty, tellurian in scale and debate in detail.

“It delves into how, with a arise of globalisation, a corporate has turn rapist and a rapist corporate and how, driven by a tellurian direct for inexpensive products, everybody is complicit in some way.”

The rest of a expel and a promote date for a array are nonetheless to be announced.

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