Irish actress Charlie Murphy will star in a new show on Netflix that revolves around a dangerous love triangle.
The Love/Hate star will play Anna Barton, who is about to have a secret affair with her father-in-law William, played by Richard Armitage.
The three-part series is an adaptation of late author Josephine Hart’s 1991 novel of the same name, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It has been described as a “thrilling and captivating limited series about erotic obsession and forbidden lust”.
Game of Thrones actress Indira Varma plays William’s wife, Ingrid, and Stranger’s Rish Shah plays Anna’s fiancé Martyn.
The series is directed by Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D’Sa and produced by Gina Carter. It was written by Morgan Lloyd-Malcolm and Benji Walters.
Murphy has also starred in Peaky Blinders as tempered union boss Jessie Eden in the fourth series of the fast-paced show about a Birmingham crime gang led by Thomas Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy.
The Wexford native is among a number of Irish actors and the production team has been led by Irish director David Caffrey, who worked with her on Love/Hate, along with Aidan Gillen, who plays a gypsy hitman.
The show’s sixth and final series returns on February 27 and dedicates the first episode to the late Helen McCrory.
McCrory, who starred as the Shelby family’s Polly Gray in the hit crime drama five seasons ago, died of cancer at the age of 52 last April.
The show also addresses her absence by writing her death into the storyline that sends members of the Shelby family then into a spiral.
At the end of the show, a tribute to McCrory was displayed on screen: “Dedicated to the memory of Helen McCrory OBE ‘Polly Grey’.”
In April last year, McCrory’s husband, actor Damian Lewis, announced that she had passed away at home after a “huge battle” with cancer, leaving memories from around the world. film and television.
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