Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Hugh Bonneville, Jack Lowden and Dominic Cooper to Star in Paramount+ and BBC One Drama 'The Gold'

Paramount+ and BBC One will co-produce the original drama series The Gold starring Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Jack Lowden (Slow Horses) and Dominic Cooper (Preacher). Production will begin this month in London on the 6-episode season.

Set on November 26, 1983, the drama will chart how six armed men broke into the Brink's-Mat security depot near London's Heathrow Airport and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth £26M. What started as "a typical Old Kent Road armed robbery," according to detectives at the time, became a seminal event in British criminal history, remarkable not only for the scale of the theft - at the time the biggest in history - but for its wider legacy. The disposal of the bullion caused the birth of large-scale international money laundering, provided the dirty money that helped fuel the London Docklands property boom, united blue- and white-collar criminals and left controversy and murder in its wake.

The cast will also feature Charlotte Spencer, Tom Cullen, Emun Elliott, Sean Harris, Ellora Torchia and Stefanie Martini.

Neil Forsyth developed the drama, with Aneil Karia and Lawrence Gough set to direct. They will executive produce with Tommy Bulfin, Ben Farrell, Kate Laffey and Claire Sowerby-Sheppard. Charlie Leech will serve as a producer. VIS, Tannadice Pictures and Objective Fiction will produce.