Rick Bacon: The Poison Tree

Date - 10 August, 2012, All News Television

Rick begins filming The Poison Tree, a psychological thriller about a woman and the extraordinary lengths to protect her family and the secrets she keeps from them.

The Poison Tree is a 2 part drama for ITV. It is an adaptation by Emilia di Girolamo of the best selling book of the same name by Erin Kelly.

Linguistics student, Karen, the first of her working class Warrington family to go to university, finds herself seduced by the Bohemian lives of photography student, Biba, and her mysterious older brother, Rex. Living in a crumbling Highgate mansion, it’s a world full of drug fuelled parties and extraordinary guests, where hedonism, art and passion come first. When Karen walks into their house for the first time, her life is set to change forever. It is the story of an ordinary girl drawn into an extraordinary world.


Rick Bacon's extensive screen credits include Alabama, Da Vinci's Demons, The Poison Tree, Cuckoo, The Silent and The Damned for Mammoth Screen, The Bible, New Tricks, The Queen, Being Human, The Canterbury Tales, The Last Flight to Kuwait, The Guilty, Downton Abbey and the award winning Cape Of Good Hope.

On stage he has worked for The Salisbury Playhouse, Northampton Royal and Derngate and Nottingham Playhouse.

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