The Take (2009)

TV Mini-Series  |  Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.

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 Jimmy (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Freddie (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Maggie (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Jackie (4 episodes, 2009)
Margot Leicester ...
 Lena (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Ozzy (4 episodes, 2009)
Jane Wood ...
 Maddie (4 episodes, 2009)
Steve Nicolson ...
 Lewis (4 episodes, 2009)
John Ashton ...
 Joseph (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Kim (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Police Constable (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Patricia (3 episodes, 2009)
Obi Abili ...
 Des (2 episodes, 2009)
Macdara Joyce ...
 Little Jimmy (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Altay Nevzat (2 episodes, 2009)
Sammy Williams ...
 Little Freddie (2 episodes, 2009)
Jenny Kavanagh ...
 Kimberly (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Fatik Nevzat (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Freddie Senior (2 episodes, 2009)
Gary Murphy ...
 Tony the Barman (2 episodes, 2009)
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Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.

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He's got family, he's got power, but he's got issues.

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Sara Stewart, who plays Patricia, played Christian Bale's mother in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005). Tom Hardy played Bane in the last Christopher Nolan Batman film The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Both Tom Hardy's and Sara Stewart's characters become intimate later on in the series. See more »

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Television brilliance at its peak
29 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I do not want to spoil the pure glory of Tom Hardy's performance in this program so I will hesitate to give too much away in this short review. Hardy plays the part of Freddie, the most evil anti-hero any of us could ever love. His monstrosity and love for all things illegal leave us wanting more from Hardy as he plays Freddie to a tee. With both physical and mental love at his side, Freddie goes about rebuilding his life after a trip inside; and he does so, with a vengeance against those who have treated his family in a bad way whilst he has been in prison. I hesitate to write another sentence about 'The Take' as I think I could carry on forever, but would surely end up writing the whole script!

Do yourself a favour, watch the 3 episodes available at the moment, then await the fourth and final episode. Sure to be a beautiful triumph from the director David Drury. Enjoy.


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