'The Salisbury Poisonings': Meet Anne-Marie Duff, Rafe Spall and the rest of the cast of the AMC+ series
'The Salisbury Poisonings' is a limited series from BBC that had become a huge hit after it had originally aired on June 14, 2020. It is based on the real-life events of the 2018 Novichok poisonings and as AMC who acquired rights to the series said, it looks into the impacts on the local community.
The series is based on the events of March 2018, when the Wiltshire cathedral city faced a shocking threat. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped and foaming at the mouth on a city center bench, having been poisoned with the deadly nerve agent Novichok. The government later concluded it was an assassination attempt by two agents of Russian intelligence service the GRU. Here is the incredible cast that will bring this fact-based drama to life.
Rafe Spall as DS Nick Bailey
Spall is known for his roles as Danny Moses from 'The Big Short' (2015), Luke from 'The Ritual' (2017), DC Andy Cartwright from 'Hot Fuxx' and let's not forget his role as the writer for the acclaimed movie 'Life of Pi' (2012). His most recent works include 'Men in Black: International' (2019), 'Just Mercy' (2019), 'One Way to Denmark' (2019), 'The War of the Worlds' (2019) and 'Trying' (2020). He also has a release in post-production titled 'Long Story Short' (2020). In 2011, Spall won a Dagger at the Crime Thriller Awards, UK for Best Supporting Actor for 'The Shadow Line' (2011) and in 2017 he won for Best Actor at the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival for 'The Ritual.'
Annabel Scholey as Sarah Bailey
Scholey is known for her roles as Maddie from 'Walking on Sunshine' (2014), Diana Rivers from 'Jane Eyre' (2006), Gemma Nunn from 'Inspector George Gently' (2015) and as Ginny Weasley from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' video game. Her recent works include numerable TV series namely 'Medici' (2016-2018), 'Britannia' (2017-2019), and 'The Spilt' (2018-2020).
Anne-Marie Duff as Tracy Daszkiewicz
Duff is known for her roles as Julia from 'Nowhere Boy' (2009), Violet Miller from 'Suffragette' (2015), Margaret from 'The Magdalene Sisters' (2002), and Fiona Gallagher from 'Shameless' (2004-2013). Her recent roles include 'Watership Down' (2018), 'His Dark Materials' (2019), and 'Sex Education' (2020). In 2008 Duff won the BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Actress for 'The History of Mr. Polly' (2007) where she played the role of Miriam Larkins, in 2009 she won a British Independent Film Award for 'Nowhere Boy' and in 2005 she had won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress in 'Shameless' (2004).
Johnny Harris as Charlie Rowley
Harris is known for his roles as Jimmy McCabe from 'Jawbone' (2017), Franklin Scrooge from 'A Christmas Carol' and Mick from 'This is England '86' (2010). His most recent works include 'From Darkness' (2015), 'Troy: Fall of a City' (2018), and 'Medici' (2019). In 2009, Harris won the Acting Award at the Brest European Short Film Festival for 'Leaving' where he played the role of Jim, he shared the award with Kierston Wareing.
MyAnna Buring as Dawn Sturgess
Buring is known for her roles as Shel from 'Kill List' (2011) for which she won an award at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in 2011 for Best Actress, Sam from 'The Descent' (2005), Cally from 'Doomsday' and as most kids would remember, Tanya from 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' (2012). Her other most notable roles include Long Susan from 'Ripper Street' and Tissaia from 'The Witcher' (2019).
The rest of the cast members include Sophia Ally as Gracie Sturgess, Judah Cousin as Toby Daszkiewicz, Kiera Thompson as Annie Bailey, Nigel Lindsay as DCC Paul Mills, Stephanie Gil as Ellie Bailey, Stella Gonet as Caroline Sturgess, Darren Boyd as Supt. Dave Minty, Emma Stansfield as Emma Black, and many more.
The official synopsis reads, "In March 2018, the eyes of the world turned to the British city of Salisbury when it became the epicenter of what has been described as one of the biggest political events of the 21st century - but until now, the heroic acts behind the headlines have not been told. Within three days of the assassination attempt on double agent and spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, key agencies discovered that a lethal nerve agent called Novichok was used, just half a teaspoon of which could kill 20,000 people. Within four days, hundreds of traces were found across the city, and, just when things were finally thought to be under control, a perfume bottle containing the nerve agent was discovered, throwing the investigation into renewed chaos."
Catch the four-part drama's premiere on AMC+ on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Watch the BBC trailer below.