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Baptiste: Tom Hollander joins cast of Williams’ brothers BBC crime drama

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The BBC have announced that the excellent actor Tom Hollander is joining the cast of The Missing spin-off Baptiste. The series, which will begin filming this summer, stars Tchéky Karyo as Julien Baptiste. It has been created and is being written by brother Harry and Jack Williams. The very epitome of the dogged detective Baptiste previously featured in two seasons of the highly popular and well regarded The Missing.

Tom Hollander remarked of his role “I am very excited to be working with Harry and Jack Williams. They are brilliant story tellers of nuance and suspense.”

Harry and Jack Williams, meanwhile, said: “We have wanted to work with Tom for some time and are so pleased he is going to play Edward in Baptiste. Tom’s huge range and formidable talent make him a wonderful addition to our cast”

Tommy Bulfin, BBC Executive Producer, says: “Tom is a wonderful actor and to have him teaming up with Tchéky is very exciting. Baptiste promises to be another thrilling series from the Williams brothers for BBC One.”

Executive Producers are Harry and Jack Williams and Christopher Aird for Two Brothers Pictures and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. The Producer is John Griffin.

Baptiste is commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content and Piers Wenger, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning. It is produced by Two Brothers Pictures for BBC One in association with all3media International who are handling international sales.

Date: 22 June 2018.

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