This month’s blog Question is inspired by the amount of new crime films and television programes that have grazed our screens in the last year examples include Douglas Henshall in Shetland as Ann Cleeves DI Jimmy Perez and James McAvoy in Filth as Irvine Welsh DS Bruce Robertson.
So my Question is if you could choose any British Crime Novel to turn into a film or television adaptation what would you choose and who would star as the lead character. My picks would be as follows
MARK DOUGLAS-HOME – THE SEA DETECTIVE NOVELS
CAL MCGILL – JAMES McAVOY
James McAvoy (born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in 1995’s The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until the late 2000s. His notable television work includes State of Play, Shameless, and Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune. Besides screen acting, McAvoy has appeared on stage with loo Three Days of Rain in 2009, and in 2011 he did voice work for animated films including Gnomeo & Juliet and Arthur Christmas.
Starting in 2003, McAvoy began to build his film resume with Bollywood Queen. That film was followed with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), a commercial hit. His performance in Kevin Macdonald’s The Last King of Scotland earned him not only critical praise, but several award nominations. 2007’s critically acclaimed Atonement marked the breakthrough in McAvoy’s career. It also earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination and his second BAFTA nomination. Another big point in the actor’s career was starring in Wanted (2008). Since then, he is notable for playing Charles Xavier in the 2011 superhero fix X-Men: First Class, a role he will reprise in X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014 and corrupt Dectective Bruce Robertson in the 2013 film adaptation of Irvine Welsh book Filth.
ED JAMES – DC SCOTT CULLEN NOVELS
SCOTT CULLEN – RICHARD MADDEN
Richard Madden (born 18 June 1986) is a Scottish stage, film, and television actor best known for portraying Robb Stark in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.