‘Downtown Abbey’ actress Michelle Dockery to star in Steven Knight BBC Drama ‘This Town’

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Downtown Abbey star Michelle Dockery has been roped in to direct Peaky Blinders‘ director, Steven Knight’s particular drama for BBC, called This City.

Steven Knight is slated to showrun This City with his 6-parter output enterprise in Birmingham. 

He has ensembled a group of British actors such as Michelle Dockery (Downtown Abbey), Nicholas Pinnock (Marcella), and David Dawson (My Policeman). 

Deadline described, on November 24, that the film was formerly named ‘Two Tone’ and tells the tale of an extended family members fascinated by the planet of ska and two-tone new music which shot up from the grassroots of “Coventry and Birmingham in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, uniting black, white and Asian youths.”

Knight, whose war drama SAS: Rogue Heroes is at this time airing on BBC One particular, reported, “This is a undertaking pretty shut to my coronary heart.”

He even further informed the outlet, “It’s about an period I lived by and know effectively and it will involve characters who I come to feel I grew up with. It’s a appreciate letter to Birmingham and Coventry but I hope folks from all above the world will relate to it.”

Knight is likely to serve as the movie’s creator, writer, and govt producer alongside Karen Wilson, Martin Haines, Katie McAleese, Jo McLellan, Laura Conway, Matthew James Wilkinson and Nick Angel.

Paul Whittingon will be directing the 20th-century film though Charlotte Surtees will provide as the producer.