Tuesday, September 12, 2006

BBC plugs 'hip' new Robin Hood

'A unique blend of exhilerating action adventure, wit and romance - something for all the family on BBC One.' So promises Peter Fincham, Controller at BBC One regarding their Autumn series Robin Hood.

The Dominic Minghella-scripted series, filming in Budapest since April, stars Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood. Jonas comments: 'I think we've come up with something cool that's both modern and medieval, with a bit of street, I've even got a hoodie! He's a total legend, I'm privileged to play a character that is known and loved by millions.'*

The new Robin Hood also stars Keith Allen (Martin Chuzzlewit 1994) as the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham, Richard Armitage (North and South 2004) as the cruel Guy of Gisborne and newcomer Lucy Griffiths as Maid Marian. Robin's 'gang' stars Gordon Kennedy as Little John; Sam Troughton as Much; Harry Lloyd as Will Scarlett; Joe Armstrong as Allan-a-Dale; and William Beck as Roy.

*BBC press release - September 12th 2006

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