Tara Hodge films Silk

Date - 22 August, 2013, All News Television
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Tara Hodge shoots the role of Ashley in Silk for BBC One. Written by Peter Moffat, the series follows a set of barristers, and what they do to attain the rank of Queen’s Counsel, known as ‘taking silk’.

Silk was commissioned by Jay Hunt, then-Controller of BBC One and Ben Stephenson, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, and was filmed in July 2010. It is based on Moffat’s experiences at the Bar. In an interview with The Guardian, he said “I want to tell it as it really is. The extreme pressure, the hard choices, the ethical dilemmas, the overlap between the personal and the professional, principles fought for and principles sacrificed, the Machiavellian politics, the sex, the drinking, the whole story—life at the bar is the richest possible drama territory.”

The new season of Silk is set to air this autumn.


Tara Hodge has been performing from the age of twelve and has worked extensively in TV, Film and Theatre.

Tara has been seen in the Royal Exchange/Lyric Hammersmith production and subsequent UK Tour of Mogadishu. She returned to the Royal Exchange to join the cast of Beautiful Thing. Tara soon starts rehearsals for Wildefire, a new play by Roy Williams showing at the Hampstead Theatre directed by Maria Aberg.

Television credits include Casualty, Eastenders E20, The Bill and Midsomer Murders. Tara also played the lead role alongside Ashley Walters in Cubs, the BAFTA nominated short film.

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