Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Chadwick Boseman Inks 5-Picture Deal w/ Marvel + Studio Chief Talks 'Black Panther' Director Plans Chadwick Boseman Inks 5-Picture Deal w/ Marvel + Studio Chief Talks 'Black Panther' Director Plans Review: 'Drumline: A New Beat' - The Panthers Didn't Need an Encore Review: 'Drumline: A New Beat' - The Panthers Didn't Need an Encore It's Official: Chadwick Boseman Will Be Black Panther + Marvel Sets Release Date for Movie It's Official: Chadwick Boseman Will Be Black Panther + Marvel Sets Release Date for Movie Premiering Tonight: Original Movie 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to 2002 Film). Will You Be Watching? Premiering Tonight: Original Movie 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to 2002 Film). Will You Be Watching? Interview: Nate Parker Talks "Beyond The Lights," Nat Turner Biopic, and Integrity in Hollywood Interview: Nate Parker Talks "Beyond The Lights," Nat Turner Biopic, and Integrity in Hollywood Kevin Hart’s Forgotten Sit-Com ‘The Big House’ Coming to DVD Kevin Hart’s Forgotten Sit-Com ‘The Big House’ Coming to DVD Watch Trailer for Spike Lee-Directed Documentary on Phil Jackson's Triangle Offense (Debuts Tonight) Watch Trailer for Spike Lee-Directed Documentary on Phil Jackson's Triangle Offense (Debuts Tonight) First Look at Common and Tessa Thompson as Civil Rights Activists in 'Selma' First Look at Common and Tessa Thompson as Civil Rights Activists in 'Selma' Exclusive: Award-Winning Playwright Katori Hall to Make Feature Film Directorial Debut w/ 'Hurt Village' Adaptation Exclusive: Award-Winning Playwright Katori Hall to Make Feature Film Directorial Debut w/ 'Hurt Village' Adaptation Interview: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Tells S&A About Becoming a Pop Star in 'Beyond The Lights' Interview: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Tells S&A About Becoming a Pop Star in 'Beyond The Lights' This Sunday, Oct 26, the Cast of 'A Different World' Reunites in Sit-Down w/ Oprah (Watch Clips) This Sunday, Oct 26, the Cast of 'A Different World' Reunites in Sit-Down w/ Oprah (Watch Clips) Does the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Tease a Black Panther Introduction? Does the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Tease a Black Panther Introduction? Watch Now: Baseball Phenom Mo'ne Davis Inspires in Spike Lee Doc 'I Throw Like A Girl' Watch Now: Baseball Phenom Mo'ne Davis Inspires in Spike Lee Doc 'I Throw Like A Girl' Lifetime Releases First FULL Trailer for 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' (Premieres Saturday, 11/15) Lifetime Releases First FULL Trailer for 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' (Premieres Saturday, 11/15) 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Wunmi Mosaku, Sharlene Whyte Co-Starring With Ashley Walters In BBC One's 'Truckers'

Shadow and Act By Emmanuel Akitobi | Shadow and Act August 20, 2013 at 10:13AM

I have no idea how significant their roles will be, but it's still good to know that Wunmi Mosaku and Sharlene Whyte will get some screen-time in the upcoming BBC One dramedy series, Truckers.
1
Mosaku, Walters

I have no idea how significant their roles will be, but it's still good to know that Wunmi Mosaku and Sharlene Whyte will get some screen-time in the upcoming BBC One dramedy series, Truckers.

It's been a few months since Tambay first told us that Top Boy actor Ashley Walters would be joining John Dagleish, Harry TreadawaySian Breckin and Jenn Murray in the series created by William Ivory, described as a bitter-sweet character-driven show about getting by in difficult times. 

The series will follow an eclectic group of irascible characters, men and women, all of whom work for the same trucking company, driving 40 ton lorries across the Midlands. In each episode a trucker undergoes a life changing journey and the audience is taken along for the ride.

Walters has been cast as Steven, one of the truckers; Dagleish as Martin, the manger of the haulage company; Treadaway as Glen Davies, the son of Malachi (Stephen Tompkinson); Breckin as Wendy, an outwardly tough and confident female trucker; and Murray as Michelle, the Transport Manager for the haulage company who is Martin’s eyes and ears on the yard.

Company Pictures is producing, with Faye Dorn serving as series producer and Sheree Folkson and Sue Tully directing.

Sharlene Whyte
Sharlene Whyte

The executive producers are Polly Hill, Steve Lightfoot, John Yorke and William Ivory.

Whyte, best known for her roles on TV's The Story of Tracy Beaker and Waterloo Road, was recently seen in the Channel 4 dramatic series, Run, with Lennie James.  She also has a role in the upcoming Debbie Tucker-Green project, Second Coming, starring Idris Elba.

Mosaku will be seen later this year in the Judi Dench-starring drama, Philomena, directed by Stephen Frears.

This article is related to: Wunmi Mosaku, Ashley Walters, Sharlene Whyte


Shadow & ActNewsletter