Philip plays the lead in this 2011 four-part conspiracy thriller starring David Suchet and Thekla Reuten. Written and created by Ronan Bennett (Michael Mann’s Public Enemies, The Hamburg Cell, Face) in collaboration with Walter Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, The Money Trap, Fail Safe) and made by Origin Pictures for BBC One.
Hidden revolves around the efforts of Harry Venn (Philip), a small-time solicitor who is forced to delve into his murky past.
David Thompson, executive producer for Origin Pictures, commented: “As soon as we started discussing this idea with Ronan and Walter, the first actor who sprang to mind was Phil Glenister. The role is tailor made for him. Ronan and Walter have given us an electric and highly provocative drama which is very much of the moment.”
When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes (Reuten) turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago.
Harry quickly finds himself caught up in a much bigger and more complex conspiracy that reaches deep into the heart of the British political system.
Philip says: “… Hidden … is a bold, innovative, complex piece of drama from the pen of Ronan Bennett.” Ronan Bennett adds: “I have really enjoyed collaborating with Walter on Hidden and I am delighted the drama has attracted such an outstanding cast. I hope the twists and turns of this conspiracy thriller will keep audiences hooked.”
Directed by: Niall MacCormick. Producers: Christopher Hall (Producer), Stephen Wright, David Thompson (Executive Producers). Writing: Ronan Bennett, Walter Bernstein
Produced by Origin Pictures