David Tennant successful the property country aft winning the Drama Performance grant for his portrayal of Dennis Nielsen successful Des astatine the National Television Awards 2021 held astatine the O2 Arena, London, connected Sept. 9, 2021. (Ian West/PA)
Actor David Tennant is to play erstwhile Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko successful a caller ITV drama.
Litvinenko died aft being poisoned with a uncommon radioactive substance successful London successful 2006.
The drama, Litvinenko, volition archer the communicative of his widow Marina arsenic she seeks to transportation the British Government to publically sanction her husband’s killers and admit the relation of Russia successful his murder.
It volition besides absorption connected the constabulary officers who worked for years to beryllium who was liable for the killing.
Actress Margarita Levieva volition instrumentality connected the relation of Marina.
Litvinenko is being created with the enactment of “many of the cardinal individuals progressive successful the probe and consequent nationalist inquiry,” ITV said successful a statement.
The programme has been written by George Kay and the enforcement shaper is Patrick Spence.
Spence said, “This 1 is simply a privilege, a erstwhile successful a vocation accidental to archer a communicative astir a household and a constabulary squad who person shown specified courageousness and resilience that it has inspired america all.”
Kay said, “In precocious 2006, Alexander Litvinenko was a surviving witnesser to his ain murder.
“He spent his dying days entrusting the Metropolitan Police with the details of what happened to him.
“It took those constabulary and his singular widow Marina Litvinenko a decennary to person those claims ratified.
“Their stamina, hard work, and bravery are what marque this not lone an indispensable communicative of our times but a privilege to beryllium asked to write.”
By Tom Horton