October 16, 2009

A COP, NOT A SHRINK WHO SOLVES CRIMES!

Robbie Coltrane on Murderland: interview: Robbie Coltrane is solving crimes again – but this time as a troubled detective in ITV’s compelling new police series Murderland. (Mark Brown, 16 Oct 2009, Daily Telegraph)

In Murderland, a new ITV thriller by David Pirie consisting of three one-hour episodes, 59-year-old Coltrane plays the role of Hain, a troubled detective who finds himself far more intimately involved in the case of a murdered woman than he would like. Wrestling with personal demons of both the alcoholic and sexual varieties, Hain is, Coltrane says, very distinct from the character of Fitz, the criminal psychologist in the actor’s award-winning television series Cracker.

“You can’t compare Hain with Fitz,” he insists, when we meet in Glasgow’s leafy West End. “Firstly, Murderland isn’t about police procedure, and, secondly, Hain isn’t a psychologist. What you’re talking about is a man who just happens to be a policeman.


He's never done, nor is he going to do, anything better than Cracker. Why not make more?



Posted by Orrin Judd at October 16, 2009 7:53 PM
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