By Shelley Marsden
David Morrissey, currently in the 7:39, is to star in a powerful BBC One drama called The Driver.
He will play taxi driver Vince McKee in the three-part series – an ordinary bloke who makes a very bad decision and ends up paying the price for it.
The Driver – written by Danny Brocklehurst (Accused) – follows Vince as he is employed as driver for a criminal gang, and later seeks redemption for his wrong-doing.
Former Corrie actress Sacha Parkinson will play Vince’s daughter Katie, with Claudie Blakeley (What Remains) playing wife Ros.
Colm Meaney and Ian Hart will also have roles in the drama, which is currently filming in and around Manchester and will air later this year.
“I am very excited to be staring in The Driver and to be working with such a great cast,” said Morrissey.
Brocklehurst added: “The Driver is a passion project for me and I’m proud of the way it is both a character drama and a thriller. As with all my work there is a strong emotional core and it explores ordinary lives pushed into extraordinary situations.
“I have always wanted to work with Dave Morrissey, one of the UK’s finest actors, and I’m delighted to be finally getting the chance. The entire cast is amazing and it is a privilege to have them on board.”