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  August 30th, 2018   0
  AliKat

Gallery: “Bodyguard” Episode 1-2 Screencaps and Episode 3 Stills

 

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  August 22nd, 2018   0
  AliKat

Press: Richard Madden reveals how his own bodyguard carried him to safety in Mexico

The Game of Thrones actor plays a Personal Protection Officer in Jed Mercurio’s tense new BBC drama

RADIOTIMES – Richard Madden plays the Home Secretary’s Personal Protection Officer in Jed Mercurio’s new BBC drama Bodyguard – but he already knows just how impressive real bodyguards can be.

Speaking on set at a mocked-up Home Office in an empty Uxbridge office building, he recalls an exciting (but disorientating) experience in Mexico.

“I was doing press for Game of Thrones many moons ago,” he says, “and I had a bodyguard in Mexico City, about six foot five, a female bodyguard. She was just huge. And we were at an after party one night after some premiere, and a fight broke out.

“My feet didn’t touch the ground. She had me up, out, and in the back of a car, into the footwell in the back of the car after this fight. Because it was Mexico City, there were guns and everything, and I just didn’t know what had happened.

“But I was just thrown into the back of the car and the door wasn’t even closed before we were off. Which was quite exciting – but I spilled my drink!”

Having had “a few” bodyguards in his time (including one in Rio “that had been shot about four times and showed me all his gunshot wounds”), Madden was pretty clued in when he was cast as PPO David Budd.

In Bodyguard, he is a war veteran who is newly assigned to Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes). He must protect her from all potential dangers, constantly scanning for threats and searching her home and even deciding the route of her car.

From his own experience, he knows how weird that can be.

“It was quite a bizarre thing of just being shadowed the whole time, and knowing that someone’s got their eye on you, and doing it in a way that is completely invisible,” he explains. “And you just have no idea.”

Bodyguard begins on Sunday 26th August at 9pm on BBC1

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  August 22nd, 2018   0
  AliKat

Gallery: “Bodyguard” Stills, Promotional Photos, and Magazine Scans

Bodyguard starts soon and thankfully FFA was able to get me some photos.

Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: 26 August 2018 at 9:00 pm
UK Channel: BBC One

 

   
 

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Magazine Scans > Radio Times (August 18, 2018)

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  August 7th, 2018   0
  AliKat

Press/Gallery/Video: BBC One’s New Jed Mercurio Thriller ‘Bodyguard’

 

TV WISE – After previously releasing a brief teaser, BBC One has now launched the full trailer for Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio’s new thriller series Bodyguard.

Set to premiere later this year, Bodyguard is set in and around the corridors of power and tells the story of David Budd (Madden), a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Hawes), Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, could he become her biggest threat?

The six episode series, which was originally commissioned back in August 2016, was created and penned by Mercurio and is being produced for BBC One by Line Of Duty indie World Productions. In addition to Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes, the cast also includes: Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, Vincent Franklin, Stuart Bowman, Nina Toussaint-White, Pippa Haywood and Stephanie Hyam. The directors are Thomas Vincent and John Strickland. The executive producers are Jed Mercurio and Simon Heath for World Productions and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for BBC One.

 

   

 

 

Public Appearances > 2018 > August 6: “Bodyguard” Photocall And Q&A [+19]
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  October 5th, 2017   0
  Nicole

Richard to Star in New BBC One Drama ‘Bodyguard’

BBC MEDIA CENTRERichard Madden (Game Of Thrones, Cinderella, Electric Dreams) and Keeley Hawes (Line Of Duty, The Durrells, The Missing) will lead the cast of Bodyguard, a timely original six-part drama, created and written by Jed Mercurio and produced by World Productions for BBC One.

Set in and around the corridors of power, Bodyguard tells the fictional story of David Budd (Madden), a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) of London’s Metropolitan Police Service.

When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Hawes), whose politics stand for everything he despises, Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, is he actually her biggest threat?

On being cast in Bodyguard, Richard Madden says: “I’m very excited to be working with Jed Mercurio again and thrilled to be working with Keeley Hawes for the first time. Jed has created a remarkable story that resonates with the very heart of modern-day London and real characters trying to survive in this world.”

Keeley Hawes adds: “I’m delighted to be working with Richard Madden and once again with Jed Mercurio, and the hugely talented team behind Line Of Duty. Bodyguard is such an exciting project. I can’t wait to get started.”

Creator, writer and Executive Producer Jed Mercurio says: “I’m hugely flattered by the superb cast who’ve joined Bodyguard, led by Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes, both of whom I’m delighted to be working with again, and I’m immensely grateful to the BBC and World Productions for their unstinting support for the series.”

Further cast include Gina McKee (Line Of Duty, Our Friends In The North), Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders, Jamestown), Vincent Franklin (Happy Valley, Cucumber) and Rowena King (Trauma, The Wrong Mans).

Bodyguard is a 6×60′ series produced by World Productions for BBC One. The series will be executive produced by showrunner Jed Mercurio, Simon Heath for World Productions and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for BBC One. ITV Studios Global Entertainment will manage international distribution of the series. Filming has begun in London, with Thomas Vincent directing Block One, John Strickland directing Block Two and Priscilla Parish producing. (source)

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