Franc Ashman shoots ‘Tennison’ for ITV

Date - 27 May, 2016, All News Television
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Franc Ashman begins shooting the recurring role of Theresa O’Duncie in upcoming six-part drama series Tennison for ITV – a prequel to the hugely popular Prime Suspect.

Acclaimed writer Lynda La Plante will write the new 6 x 60 minute series, which portrays the young Jane Tennison beginning her career and reveals why she became such a complex and formidable character in the Metropolitan Police.

It’s Hackney in the 1970s, and women police constables are being uneasily ‘integrated’ into the force. We’re introduced to 22-year-old Jane, a probationary officer in a world where high-ranking police officers were notoriously chauvinistic, and the rules and regulations often bent.

Written by Lynda La Plante and co-produced by Noho Film And Television and La Plante Global.

Overview

Franc Ashman starred as Hermione Granger in the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

She boasts an impressive list of other theatre credits, having performed extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company and acclaimed theatre company Out of Joint under the direction of Max Stafford-Clark. She has also worked for the National Theatre, recently playing Lorraine in the well-received production of Nine Night.

Screen credits include The Child in Time for the BBC, Apple Tree Yard for Kudos, Sick of it for Sky1 and for film, The Ones Below for Cuba Pictures and A Streetcat Named Bob.

Franc wrote and performed the soundtrack for Gary Oldman’s feature film Nil By Mouth, including the title song ‘Pandora’.

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