Roger Allam Starring in Political Thriller Role ‘The Truth Commissioner’

In a political thriller movie that has already begun shooting in Belfast, Roger Allam had been confirmed in the lead role of career diplomat, Henry Stanfield.

The project, adapted from the 2008 novel by David Park tells the story Henry Stanfield, a career diplomat who has just been appointed Truth Commissioner to Northern Ireland. Stanfield is charged with leading an inquiry into the disappearance, 20 years earlier, of 15-year-old boy Connor Roche. But his investigations uncover a tangled web of lies, and truths which none of those in power are prepared to reveal.

Filming has already begun and will include a variety of locations including Derry-Londonderry’s Guildhall – the setting for the Bloody Sunday inquiry and Belfast’s Stormont Castle – the seat of the Northern Ireland Executive.

Also on the cast list are Sean McGinley, Conleth Hill and Ian McElhinney and is being directed by by Eden’s Declan Recks. It is expected that the drama movie will be screened on BBC Northern Ireland later in 2015.

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You can purchase the David Park novel here.

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