BBC has a reputation for producing quality drama, often with minimal possible episodes. With such limit, the writers make sure to keep it intense and engaging enough for the audience, and they rarely fail. ‘Broken’ is a six-part series created by Jimmy McGovern for BBC One. He is also known for his work in ‘Cracker’, ‘Banished,’ and ‘Gunpowder, Treason and Plot’. Shot in Liverpool, the series is directed by Ashley Pearce and Noreen Kershaw. It is produced by Donna Malloy while Colin McKeown, McGovern and Sean Bean, who is also the star of the show, serve as executive producers. It follows the story of a Catholic priest who tries to help the troubled people in his parish. While people lose the burden of their problems by sharing it with him, it makes his baggage weigh heavier.
Broken Cast: Who’s in It?
The lead role of Father Michael Kerrigan is played by Sean Bean. He is best known for portraying the characters that often meet a violent end. Come to think of it, a lot of scenarios involving his death have been explored by a good number of films. His most famous roles include titles like ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and ‘Sharpe’. He has also appeared in films and TV shows like ‘GoldenEye’, ‘The Martian’, ‘Henry VIII’, ‘Silent Hill’, ‘Jupiter Ascending’, ‘The Island’, ‘Troy’, ‘Equilibrium’ and ‘Ronin’.
Adrian Dunbar plays the role of Father Peter Flaherty. Dunbar’s list of roles is a long one and includes names like ‘The Hollow Crown’, ‘Line of Duty’, ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Whistleblower’, ‘Tough Love’, ‘A Statement of Affairs’, ‘The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce’ and ‘Hear My Song’.
Anna Friel appears in the role of Christina Fitzsimmons. Friel is best-known for portraying the lead role in British crime series, ‘Marcella’. Her other notable credits include ‘The Heavy Water War’, ‘American Odyssey’, ‘Public Enemies’, ‘Pushing Daisies’, ‘The Jury’, ‘Our Mutual Friend’, ‘Brookside’, ‘Good People’ and ‘The War Bride’.
Muna Otaru plays the role of Helen Oyenusi. Otaru is known for her roles in ‘The Keeping Room’, ‘Whitechapel’ and ‘The Wire’. Mark Stanley plays the role of PC Andrew Powell. He has appeared in various films and TV shows like ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Mr Turner’, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, ‘Love, Lies and Records’ and ‘Little Women’.