Marcella (2016) / Mini-Series / Ep.8 / Drama [UK] / TV noir thriller centers around Marcella (Anna Friel), who finds herself heartbroken when her husband leaves her unexpectedly and isolated from her children. After deciding to return to the Metropolitan Police following a 10 year break, she instantly becomes involved with a serial killer case she worked on in 2005. Marcella finds herself looking for answers to both her work and personal life, but will she find what she is seeking?
We actually bump into each other all the time — all the time! Anna will kind of run up and give me a big hug — earlier this week, she did it, and I kind of flinched a little bit, and she kind of jumped back and was like, “Did you just flinch when I gave you a hug?” I was like, “I’m sorry, I don’t know where that came from!” It’s just playing Ned. I shouldn’t be flinching when a beautiful girl like Anna Friel gives me a hug, but I flinched! That’s weird, that’s odd, that’s not normal."
Lee Pace ~Of all his colorful characters, it is Daisies’ melancholy Ned to which he can most relate. The whimsical character’s ability to revive the dead with just one touch comes with an unfortunate curse—a second touch will render the revived permanently deceased. That means no kissing his pretty, resurrected, crime-solving partner portrayed by Anna Friel, or petting his precious pooch, Digbee.
Anna Friel strips off for thrilling new crime drama Marcella
Investigating: After her husband Jason (Pinnock) leaves her after confessing he no longer loves her, Marcella returns to the Met's Murder Squad ten years after giving up her career to look after her family
"Anna’s good for me because I’m very shy and she’s not – she’s really outgoing, she’s got a lot of friends, and she’s great at getting me out and having fun. It’s very much like our characters -Chuck and Ned's - relationship on the show; she wakes him up and gets him doing stuff. She’s a pleasure to fall in love with on screen." -Lee Pace about Anna Friel
With Anna Friel, Nicholas Pinnock, Sinéad Cusack, Nina Sosanya. Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.