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Penny Dreadful and Fresh Meat stars join Idris Elba in Sky's Guerrilla

2 August 2016 6:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Rory Kinnear and Zawe Ashton to appear with Line of Duty’s Daniel Mays and Getting On’s Babou Ceesay in 70s drama

Sky’s 1970s political drama Guerrilla starring Idris Elba has added Penny Dreadful’s Rory Kinnear and Fresh Meat’s Zawe Ashton to its cast.

Line of Duty’s Daniel Mays and Getting On’s Babou Ceesay will also appear in the series, which focuses on black activism in London.

Related: Idris Elba to star in Sky's 1970s political drama Guerrilla

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Showtime-Sky Miniseries ‘Guerrilla’ Adds Cast Ahead of London Shoot Start

2 August 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rome — Showtime-Sky miniseries “Guerrilla,” which is set against a backdrop of 1970s radicalism in London, has announced four new cast members set to star alongside Idris Elba and Freida Pinto, just as shooting is scheduled to start this week.

Babou Ceesay (“Getting On”) will play political activist Marcus, whose partner Jas is being played by Pinto (“Slumdog Millionaire”); Rory Kinnear (“Penny Dreadful”) and Daniel Mays (“Line of Duty”) will play Pence and Cullen, two cops “assigned to a secret Special Branch unit that targets black activists,” according to a Sky statement; and Zawe Ashton (“Fresh Meat”) will play Omega “who views herself as a leader within the black community.”

The six-episode drama is being written, directed and executive produced by “American Crime” creator John Ridley, who won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for “12 Years a Slave.”

Ridley has writing duties on most of the “Guerrilla” episodes, and will direct the first two and the finale, with »

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