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First Look at Martin Freeman starring in Tony Schumacher’s ‘The Responder’

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We are so excited that BBC has revealed the first image of Martin Freeman starring in The Responder, by Tony Schumacher

Speaking about the role, Freeman said: “Tony Schumacher’s scripts were so unique and honest that I knew very quickly that I wanted to be a part of The Responder and take on the role of Chris. No-one writes like Tony and it has been exhilarating inhabiting the world he has created.”

The series follows Chris, who whilst trying to keep his head above water both personally and professionally, is forced to take on a new rookie partner Rachel. Both soon discover that survival in this high pressure, relentless, night-time world will depend on them either helping or destroying each other.

Tony said of Freeman: “My fantasy casting when I was writing the character of Chris in the Responder was Martin Freeman. Seeing that fantasy become reality is beyond exciting. Martin is one of the great British actors. He brings such a well of talent and humanity that breathes magic into the words I’ve been lucky enough to give him. I can’t wait for audiences to get to see his performance in this role, it’s one I feel very lucky to have had a front row seat for.” 

Published: 20th May 2021