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Keeley Hawes Will Topline and Exec Generate BBC’s “Crossfire”

Keeley Hawes is joining the cast of a different nail-biter. The “Bodyguard” and “Line of Duty” actress will topline and exec generate “Crossfire,” a BBC 1 miniseries centering about a hotel shooting. Deadline broke the news.

Written by “Apple Tree Yard” author Louise Doughty, the 3-aspect series is set in a luxury resort in the Canary Islands and tells the story of Jo (Hawes), a lady who is spending a dream trip with loved ones and good friends. “Sunbathing on her balcony, the tranquility is thrown into turmoil when shots ring out across the complicated from gunmen wreaking revenge,” the supply specifics. Described as a thriller with an “emotional, intimate, and relatable core,” the project sees “unsuspecting and vulnerable holidaymakers and hotel employees forced to make split-second life or death choices, [and] regrets will linger lengthy following the final shots are fired.”

A 3-time BAFTA Award nominee, Hawes has been recognized for her function in “Bodyguard,” “Line of Duty,” and “Mrs. Wilson.” Critically acclaimed AIDS drama “It’s a Sin,” Daphne Du Maurier adaptation “Rebecca,” and Miss Planet comedy “Misbehaviour” are amongst her most current credits.

Asked about the entertainment industry’s persisting spend gap issues in 2018, Hawes told Financial Times, “It’s embarrassing.” She revealed, “I’m 42 and I’ve only just stated, ‘Well, I want to be paid the exact same as the individual I’m carrying out the exact same quantity of function as.’ And I’ve been in this market for 30-odd years. It is taken me that lengthy.” She attributed her newfound self-assurance to “people at the leading finish shouting about it and carrying out a thing about it,” like Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams. “People have been saying, ‘Surely they make lots of cash, they earn millions’ — but that is not the point. The trickle-down [effect] that that had did additional for everyone else in that market who does not earn a million a movie . . . It was extremely vital and brave of these ladies,” she emphasized.

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