DARK ANGEL STARTS FILMING IN YORKSHIRE

Award-Winning actress Joanne Froggatt starts filming ITV drama Dark Angel.

Award-Winning actress Joanne Froggatt starts filming ITV drama Dark Angel
 
ITV has commenced filming on the two-part drama, Dark Angel, based on the extraordinary true story of the Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, played by Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt. Joanne is pictured here during the first day on set.
 
Dark Angel also features Alun Armstrong (New Tricks, Penny Dreadful), Jonas Armstrong (Edge of Tomorrow, Robin Hood), Laura Morgan (Torchwood, Suspicions of Mr Whicher), Sam Hoare (Life in Squares) Emma Fielding (Arthur & George, DCI Banks) and Penny Layden (Call the Midwife).
 
We meet Mary Ann as a loving wife and mother, newly returned to her native North East of England. But faced with abject poverty and an ailing husband, we see how ruthlessly determined she is to pursue her desires - and a better life ...
 
Mary Ann is a serial killer, a poisoner whose methods leave no visible scars, allowing her tally of victims to mount unsuspected by a Victorian society unable to conceive a woman capable of such terrible crimes. Travelling around the North East, she insinuates herself into unsuspecting families, marrying and creating new families of her own - before killing them, taking their money and moving on.
Through adultery, bigamy, fraud and murder, Mary Ann betters herself socially and financially. But the more she kills, the greater the risk her crimes will finally be exposed �
 
Dark Angel is produced by World Productions and is produced by Jake Lushington (The Bletchley Circle,The Devil�s Whore) and executive produced by Kirstie Macdonald (The Fear) Simon Heath (Line of Duty, Code of a Killer) and Gwyneth Hughes.
 
Dark Angel is written by Gwyneth Hughes (The Girl, Five Days) and will be directed by Emmy and BAFTA award-winner Brian Percival (Downton Abbey).  
 
The drama is supported by Screen Yorkshire�s Yorkshire Content Fund and distributed internationally by Endemol Shine International.
 
ITV�s Director of Drama Steve November and Controller of Drama Victoria Fea have commissioned the drama.
 
Dark Angel is currently filming in North Yorkshire and County Durham.

9/1/2015 4:05:00 PM