'Save Me Too': Meet Lennie James, Suranne Jones, Stephen Graham and rest of the cast of 'Save Me' Season 2 on Peacock
Created and written by Lennie James, the series stars him in the lead role as Nelson "Nelly" Rowe, whose life is upended when his estranged daughter mysteriously disappears
The grippy, gut-wrenching British drama series 'Save Me' is returning for a second concluding season in 'Save Me Too'. Created and written by Lennie James, the series stars him in the lead role as Nelson "Nelly" Rowe, "a down-and-out womaniser" whose life is upended when his estranged daughter mysteriously disappears and he is accused of kidnapping her.
As he races against time and hopes, confronting hard truths, Nelly is desperate to find his daughter and clear his name. Will he manage to uncover the truth? Or will the accusations against him take him down? Before 'Save Me Too' premieres on Peacock on November 5, 2020, meet the cast.
Lennie James as Nelly
James' titular character of Nelson "Nelly" Rowe is described as "a down-and-out, sofa-surfing womaniser". About his role on the drama, he explains, "We wanted to tell a story about redemption wrapped in a thriller."
The actor is best known for his role of Tony Gates in 'Line of Duty', Morgan Jones in 'The Walking Dead' and 'Fear the Walking Dead', 'Les Misérables', '24 Hour Party People', Sahara', 'Outlaw', 'Snatch' and 'Blade Runner 2049'. His role as Glen Boyle in the medical drama 'Critical' on Sky 1 is also highly appreciated. For his American fans, he is also known for playing Robert Hawkins in 'Jericho' and Detective Joe Geddes on 'Low Winter Sun'.
His autobiographical TV film titled 'Storm Damage' was nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series. The film tells the story of a teacher who tries to go back to the foster home he left and help the teenagers there, as James did. Outside of television, movies and theatre, James also works as a mentor for Black inner-city kids
Suranne Jones as Claire McGory
As Claire McGory, Jones plays the role of Nelly's former lover and Jody's mother. The actress is best known for her role as Karen McDonald in 'Coronation Street', a role for which she won two British Soap Award for Best Actress and a National Television Award for Most Popular Actress. She has starred in 'Gentleman Jack', 'Vincent', 'Strictly Confidential', and 'Unforgiven'. For her work as of Gemma Foster in 'Doctor Foster', the actress won several awards including a Broadcasting Press Guild Award and the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress.
Stephen Graham as Melon
Graham plays the role of Fabio 'Melon' Melonzola, Nelly's best friend, a computer expert and convicted sex offender. Graham's most famed role is that of Andrew "Combo" Gascoigne in 'This Is England', 'This Is England '86', 'This Is England '88', and 'This Is England '90'. He is also known for playing Al Capone in HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'.
His work as Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano in 'The Irishman' is the latest in the line of impressive performances, for which he was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Jason Flemyng as Tam
As Tam, Flemyng plays the role of Nelly's friend. The actor is best known for his work as Tom in 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels', Darren in 'Snatch', for playing Dr Henry Jekyll/ Mr Edward Hyde in 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen', and as Thomas Button on 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'.
'Save Me Too' is scheduled to premiere on Peacock on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Season 1 is currently streaming on Peacock. Catch the trailer below: