James Hillier shoots Tennison

Date - 30 June, 2016, All News Television

James Hillier shoots the role of Nathan Stone 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.


James trained at RADA.

Soon after graduating, James appeared in the prestigious BBC productions of Great Expectations and All The King's Men, both directed by Julian Jarrold. Other notable screen credits include the leading role of Spence in Long Time Dead for Working Title Films, and as a series regular on the TV series Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Serious and Organised and Holby Blue.

James plays the role of series regular Equerry in The Crown on Netflix.

In theatre his work includes The Height of The Storm at the Wyndham's Theatre West End & Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway. Torn for The Royal Court, 66 Books for The Bush, Lulu for the Almeida, The Homecoming at The Royal Exchange and the British Premiere of Tennessee Williams Something Cloudy Something Clear.

James is artistic director of theatre company Defibrillator. He directed Hard Feelings at the Finborough Theatre and then went on to perform in Venice Preserv'd a site-specific piece produced by the Spectator's Guild. His latest directorial work with the company was the world premiere of Mike Barlett’s Not Talking at the Arcola Theatre.

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