Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman are to star in new ITV drama The Trials of Jimmy Rose which will be filmed starting next month in Manchester.

The two actors are already good friends after their role as husband and wife in the acclaimed crime film, Sexy Beast in 2000.

The three part series tells the story of the notorious armed robber, Jimmy Rose, who throughout his lifetime has made crime pay.

A beautiful detached home on a small executive estate are the profits of his life of crime. But what Jimmy has gained in luxury goods, has undoubtedly come at an enormous cost to his family. And it’s a cost Jimmy hasn’t really bargained for.

Commented Ray Winstone: “Alan Whiting has created and written a gift of a role. I’m excited to be playing him and to be working with the great Amanda Redman. She’s such a fine actress, and together with Adrian Shergold and the production team, I’m sure we’ll be able to bring Jimmy and Jackie to life.”

ITV Studios Creative Director of Drama in Manchester Kieran Roberts will executive produce with Melanie Darlaston on behalf of GroupM Entertainment.

Kieran said: “The Trials of Jimmy Rose is a warm, funny and compelling drama about a man with a criminal past who has to prove to his wife and his family that it’s never too late to start over. I am thrilled that Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman – two of Britain’s finest actors – will be playing Jimmy and Jackie and I can’t wait to start shooting in Manchester in a few weeks. “



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