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"Close to the Enemy" is a TV miniseries on Starz written and directed by the multi-award winning Stephen Poliakoff ("Dancing on the Edge," "Glorious 39," "The Lost Prince").

Jim Sturgess ("One Day") heads an all-star cast including Freddie Highmore ("Bates Motel"), Charlotte Riley ("Peaky Blinders"), Phoebe Fox ("Woman in Black 2"), August Diehl ("Inglourious Basterds"), Robert Glenister ("Hustle"), Alfie Allen ("Game of Thrones"), Charity Wakefield ("Wolf Hall"), with Lindsay Duncan ("Birdman"),

Angela Bassett ("American Horror Story"), and Alfred Molina ("Love is Strange").

Set in a bomb-damaged London hotel during the aftermath of World War II, "Close to the Enemy" is a thriller that follows British intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson (Sturgess), whose last task for the Army is to ensure that a captured German scientist, Dieter (Diehl), hands over secret cutting-edge military technology crucial to national security. Callum employs unorthodox methods in his attempt to convince Dieter to work for the British, developing a friendship with him, which is soon threatened as the German's involvement in the Nazi war machine may be more than it initially seems.

In the tradition of Stephen Poliakoff's other work, Callum encounters a number of other characters whose stories all intertwine. These characters include Victor (Highmore), Callum's younger brother, struggling to deal with psychological trauma caused by his experiences on the frontlines; Harold (Molina), a Foreign Office official who reveals some startling truths about the outbreak of the war; Rachel (Riley), an enchanting Anglophile American engaged to his best friend; Eva (Bassett), a confident American jazz singer who breathes life into the old hotel with her music; and Kathy (Fox), a tough, young woman working for the War Crimes Unit, fighting to bring war criminals who escaped prosecution to justice. All of these characters are trying to rebuild and move forward with their lives in the aftermath of a war that scarred them all so deeply.

"Close to the Enemy" is a Little Island production produced in association with Endor Productions and Playground Entertainment and distributed by all3media International. Helen Flint ("Longford," "The Take," "Galavant"), Hilary Bevan Jones (Roald Dahl's "Esio Trot," "The Escape Artist") and Colin Callender ("Wolf Hall") serve as executive producers.


FACTS

Network: Starz
Genre: Drama
Premiere Date: 2016
Production Companies:
Little Island
Endor Productions
Playground Entertainment
all3media International




  Starz Makes Deal for 'Close to the Enemy' — Due next year, the new thriller miniseries follows a British intelligence officer whose last task for the Army is to ensure that a captured German scientist hands over secret cutting-edge military technology crucial to national security. Read more...





 
 
 
 
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