Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Missing

24 year old Abigail Hardingham, who recently won a BIFA for Best Newcomer for her break-out role in indie horror comedy Nina Forever, stars in the second series of the acclaimed BBC series The Missing, which has just started filming.

Abi got her first TV role aged 17 when she played Kat in the first series of the popular CBBC sci-fi drama The Sparticle Mystery.

Abigail (represented by Bloomfields Welch Management) plays Alice Webster, a young British woman who stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and collapses. She has been missing for 11 years. Alice’s return sends shockwaves through the small community. Told in dual timelines, flitting between 2014 and the present day, we follow Alice’s family as they are thrown back into a turmoil that threatens to tear them apart at the seams.

Her parents Sam and Gemma, are played by David Morrissey and Keeley Hawes with TchĂ©ky Karyo reprising his role as detective Julien Baptiste, who races across Europe to pursue a 12-year-old case that he never let die.

The series, written by Harry and Jack Williams,  explores the murky morality and emotional complexity of what happens when the missing child you've been longing to return actually comes back.

The eight part series also stars Roger Allam, Laura Fraser, Anastasia Hille, Lia Williams, Jake Davies, Florian Bartholomäi and Daniel Ezra.

Produced by New Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures for BBC One and Starz, series two will be directed by Ben Chanan (Cyberbully, The Last Kingdom).

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