Tamzin Outhwaite stars as a woman who is forced to change every aspect of her identity in order to escape the revenge of her jailed lover, in FRANCES TUESDAY, a new two-part action thriller from Picture Palace - the makers of Sharpe.
In her first role for ITV1, the Red Cap and former EastEnders actress plays Frances West, with Douglas Henshall (Psychos, Lawless Heart) as her charming but murderous boyfriend Lucas Pilgrim.
Frances, a high profile accountant, makes the difficult and dangerous move to abandon the man she loves, as well as her career and glamorous social life, when she learns the truth about Lucas and decides to turn Queen’s evidence against him.
With Lucas behind bars, police stage Frances’ death, then she begins the painful process of facial reconstruction to become Frances Tuesday - banned from ever seeing her friends and family again.
But Frances has left her baby daughter behind in her old life and fears for her safety when Lucas is released from prison. Protected – or so she thinks – by her new identity, Frances decides that she must penetrate Lucas’ inner circle to get her child back, beginning a most deadly game of cat and mouse…
FRANCES TUESDAY co-stars Lennie James (Undercover Heart) as Special Investigations officer Inspector Trent, along with Beth Goddard, Fraser Ayres, Hilton McRae, Nigel Lindsay, Stuart Laing, Annabelle Apsion and Mark Letheren. It also features the work of Academy Award winning make-up designer Trefor Proud (Topsy-Turvy).
Producer Malcolm Craddock says: “FRANCES TUESDAY is the story of what happens to one woman when she discovers that the man she loves and respects is a murderer. Frances lives a good life with Lucas but she is forced to face her conscience and get away from him in order to redeem herself. The script is both a dark thriller and a love story with a difference.
“Tamzin is a very strong actress – she can portray Frances’ strength of character but also her beauty and compassion within the tough world she inhabits. She is not afraid to let herself go in a role and went through a major make-up change to look dramatically different in part two of the film. I have always wanted to work with her and I’m delighted that this is her first project for ITV.”
The two 90-minute episodes are written by Nick Collins (The Perfect Blue) and directed by Jon Sen (Second Generation). A Picture Palace Production for ITV1.
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