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16 May 2006 @ 06:02 pm
 
JUST FOUND THIS (a little late, but hey, better late than never)...



April 26, 2006
BBC America Online Newsletter "ANGLOPHENIA"



Another day, another BBC America co-production to announce: JASON ISAACS(*melt*) and Sharon Gless star in the gripping six-part conspiracy thriller, State Within. Set in the diplomatic worlds of Britain and the U.S., it stars Isaacs as Mark Brydon, British Ambassador to the U.S., and Gless as Lynne Warner, U.S. Secretary of Defense.

The drama takes place over 17 days in the life of the British Ambassador, following a major diplomatic incident in D.C. Dealing with the fallout, Brydon is tested to the limits of his foreign diplomacy skills as he grapples with a world of tangled relationships and conflicting interests. Somewhere an invisible puppeteer is playing him and, in a world of high stakes where manipulation of information means ultimate power, who can he trust?

The cast also includes Ben Daniels (MI-5, Cutting It) as British diplomat staffer Nicholas Brocklehurst, Eva Birthistle (Breakfast on Pluto) as human rights lawyer Jane Lavery, and Lennie James (Sahara, Midsummer Night's Dream) as Luke Gardner, a member of the British Army awaiting execution on Death Row in Florida.

Filming in Canada and D.C. until July, State Within is a co-production with BBC. I love love love Mr. Isaacs, and it'll be great to see Ms. Gless back kicking ass and taking names like Chris Cagney from Cagney & Lacey. She did her time in Queer As Folk purgatory. Welcome back, girlfriend! Heck, I'd take her as Secretary of Defense over Rumsfeld anyday.

Stay tuned for airdates!
 
 
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legomyarrow: The Aimlegomyarrow on May 17th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
Brydon is tested to the limits of his foreign diplomacy skills as he grapples with a world of tangled relationships and conflicting interests.

Gee, that sounds familiar for some reason...let's hope his diplomatic skills are better than someone else's.