High octane series spy thriller, The Ipcress File, written by Bafta winner John Hodge, directed by Emmy winner James Watkins and starring Joe Cole, as iconic spy Harry Palmer, Lucy Boynton and Tom Hollander commences filming.
Globally renowned Len Deighton novel, The Ipcress File, the first in the Harry Palmer series, adapted by Oscar nominated and BAFTA award winning writer John Hodge into a six part television series produced by Altitude Television for ITV, has commenced filming in Liverpool and Croatia.
Starring Joe Cole (Gangs of London, Peaky Blinders) in the iconic role of Harry Palmer alongside Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody, Murder on the Orient Express) as Jean and BAFTA award winning actor, Tom Hollander (The Night Manager, Birdbox) as Dalby, the drama is directed by Emmy award-winner James Watkins (McMafia, Black Mirror, The Woman In Black).
Joining the cast to play further significant roles are Ashley Thomas (NYPD Blue, Top Boy, Salvation) as Maddox, Joshua James as Chico (Industry, Life, Absentia), David Dencik (McMafia, Face to Face, Chernobyl) as Colonel Stok and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Dublin Murders, Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War) as Cathcart.
The Ipcress File is an enthralling and atmospheric espionage thriller set in Berlin and London during the 1960's and the series marks the first major production for Altitude Television, part of the larger Altitude Film Entertainment, the independent British media group behind notable releases such as Amy, Moonlight, Diego Maradona, Calm With Horses, Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, and Rocks. The series will be produced in association with ITV Studios.