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Bradford actor Andrew-Lee Potts lands major Sunday night role
8:00am Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
Bradford actor Andrew-Lee Potts hits the small screen again this weekend – without a dinosaur in sight.
The Wibsey-born thespian shot to fame in the hit Saturday night monster-mash drama Primeval, playing one of a team of scientists and soldiers tasked with controlling incursions of beasties from prehistoric times to present-day Britain.
His new show, which airs on Sunday evening, is more grounded in reality – but no less packed with thrills.
By Any Means is about a clandestine crime-fighting unit operating on the edges of the law and taking on high-profile criminals on their own turf.
The drama features a star-studded ensemble core cast comprising Warren Brown (Luther), Shelley Conn (Mistresses), Gina McKee (The Borgias) and Elliot Knight (Sinbad), alongside Andrew.
Led by the sharp and elusive Jack Quinn (Brown), alongside straight-talking Jessica Jones (Conn) and digital whizz-kid Thomas Tomkins (Potts), the shadowy and brilliant team will stop at nothing to fight fire with fire.
Using insider tip-offs from the mysterious Helen Barlow (McKee), the team weave a web of cunning and deception, so when the law can’t take the criminal down, it’s up to them to deliver their unwary targets into the arms of justice.
There will be a string of guest stars over the coming weeks including David Harewood (Homeland), Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey), Nick Moran (Mr Selfridge) and Honor Blackman (Goldfinger).
Other big names to feature in the crime drama include Keith Allen (Robin Hood), Neil Maskell (Utopia), Kate Dickie (Game Of Thrones), Michael Maloney (The White Queen), John Henshaw (South Riding) and Harriet Walter (Little Dorrit).
Belinda Campbell, executive producer for Red Planet Pictures, said: “We’re delighted to welcome such an extensive and talented list of guest stars to By Any Means, accompanying our wonderful main cast.
“There are some brilliantly crafty and manipulative characters throughout the series, which have been expertly brought to life by these gifted actors and actresses.”
The original crime drama has been created by a team of writers led by Tony Jordan, who was behind hit shows including Hustle and Life on Mars.
By Any Means is broadcast on BBC1 on Sunday at 9pm.
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