Death and Nightingales
One more project for Jamie! It’s an amazing news as Jamie is returning to his native Northern Ireland to reunite with Allan Cubitt, the creator of The Fall for a new TV drama. He will play one of the leads, Liam Ward, in the three-part drama based on Eugene McCable’s modern Irish classic Death and Nightingales, adapted and directed by Allan Cubitt!
Jamie is very excited to work with Allan again: “I’m thrilled to be reunited with Allan and his brilliant scripts to play such an intriguing character like Liam Ward and to return to Northern Ireland and BBC Two”.
Filming will begin this Summer in Northern Ireland and the drama will air in 2019 on BBC Two.
Based on Eugene McCabe’s modern Irish classic, Death And Nightingales is a riveting story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the beautiful haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885. A place where neighbours observe each other and inform, a world of spies, confessions and double dealing; where a pervading sense of beauty is shot through with menace and impending doom.
Set over a desperately tense 24- hour period, it’s Beth Winters’ (Ann Skelly) 25th birthday – the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan) and escape from her limited life and difficult and complex relationship with her Protestant landowner stepfather Billy (Matthew Rhys). As decades of pain and betrayal finally build to a devastating climax, Death And Nightingales is a powerful and gripping drama that follows a woman struggling to control her own destiny and will illuminate tensions that tear both families and nations apart.