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David Morrissey to star in BBC drama The Driver

The 7.39

Story by Jack Foley

DAVID Morrissey is to star in new three-part thriller The Driver for the BBC.

The production will follow a taxi driver who foolishly accepts an offer to start driving for a criminal gang after blaming himself and his inadequacies for a mystery involving his family.

It’s being billed as a tale of redemption and is being penned by BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst (of Shameless fame).

Ian Hart, Colm Meaney, Shaun Dingwall, Claudie Blakley, Sacha Parkinson and Lee Ross have also joined the cast, while Jamie Payne (of Doctor Who) will direct.

Shooting is due to begin in the UK imminently for an air date later this year (2014).

Morrissey was most recently seen starring alongside Sheridan Smith in BBC romantic drama The 7.39. He also recently won widespread acclaim for his villainous role as The Governor in hit US drama The Walking Dead.

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