Michael Kitchen returns to the role of Christopher Foyle, a Senior Intelligence Officer for the secret service, MI5, in a new series of ITV’s award-winning drama Foyle’s War.
With Guest Stars John Mahoney, Richard Lintern, Nigel Lindsay, Jaime Winstone and William Postlethwaite.
Filming has just begun on three films, which follow Foyle’s battles in the dangerous world of espionage, at a time in our country’s history when political and foreign governmental relationships were delicately balanced.
Foyle’s War is created and written by celebrated novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz OBE and as with the previous series, will be inspired by real events in the early Cold War.
The guest stars include John Mahoney (Frasier, In Treatment, Hot In Cleveland), Richard Lintern (Silent Witness), Nigel Lindsay (Four Lions), Jaime Winstone (Mad Dogs) and William Postlethwaite (Midsomer Murders, Suspicions of Mr Whicher).
The three new two-hour films once again star Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart, Daniel Weyman as Adam Wainwright, Ellie Haddington as Hilda Pierce, Tim McMullan as Valentine and Rupert Vandsittart as Sir Alec Myerson.
With each episode scripted by Anthony Horowitz the stories will explore the world of the American and German businesses that were accused of fuelling Hitler’s War Machine and will reflect on the tangled web of promises to the Jews to create a state of Israel in British Palestine. The major blight of post war Britain, the Black Market, will be focused on as will some of the darkest secrets from operations conducted by the British Special Operations Executive during WW2.
The films are being produced for ITV and Acorn Productions by Eleventh Hour Films, the production company founded by executive producer Jill Green (Injustice, Vexed, Collision). John Chapman (The Street, Cracker, The Lost Prince) will produce each of the episodes based in Liverpool, Chester and Manchester.
Acorn Productions Limited is an RLJ Entertainment Inc company, itself a leading distributor of British Television in the US. Acorn Productions owns and manages the rights to the Foyle’s War brand.
Directors Stuart Orme (Jack Taylor: Dramatist, Postcode, Merlin) and Andy Hay (New Tricks, Waking the Dead, Silent Witness) who directed the previous series of Foyle’s War return to direct this series. Jill Green and Nicole Finnan (Jane Eyre, Mistresses, Monarch of the Glen) will executive produce the drama on behalf of Eleventh Hour Films.
Filming will continue until April 2014 with transmission anticipated on ITV in 2015.
Further cast includes Alexander Arnold (Skins), Joseph Drake (Ripper Street), Finbar Lynch (Breathless), Neil Fitzmaurice (Mount Pleasant), Amber Rose Revah (The Bible), Amanda Lawrence (Above Suspicion), Hermione Gulliford (Lewis) and John Heffernan (Love and Marriage).