Sophie Okonedo Joins Cast Of New BBC1 3-Part Courtroom Drama 'The Escape Artist'

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by Tambay A. Obenson
January 23, 2013 5:22 PM
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Sophie Okonedo joins Toby Kebbell and Ashley Jensen have joined the cast of BBC One’s upcoming new 3-part series The Escape Artist, according to the UK's TVWise.

Written by the same writer who penned Spooks - David Wolstencroft - and produced by Endor Productions, with Brian Welsh directing, The Escape Artist is described as follows:

The drama revolves around Will Burton (David Tennant), a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the notorious prime suspect in an horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results, not to mention a shocking twist in the tale.

No word yet on what character exactly that Sophie will play in the series.

She was last seen in the  in the BBC/Sky 1 HD production of Sinbad, and will next be seen on the big screen in After Earth, with Will Smith and Jaden Smith.

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