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Seasons:
1
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Plot:
Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy.
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Rufus Sewell's Zen worth another round of episodes... See more (24 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 18)

Rufus Sewell ... Aurelio Zen (3 episodes, 2011)

Caterina Murino ... Tania Moretti (3 episodes, 2011)

Stanley Townsend ... Moscati (3 episodes, 2011)

Ben Miles ... Amedeo Colonna (3 episodes, 2011)

Vincent Riotta ... Giorgio de Angelis (3 episodes, 2011)
Catherine Spaak ... Donata / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Sargon Yelda ... Romizi (3 episodes, 2011)

Francesco Quinn ... Gilberto Nieddu (3 episodes, 2011)

Ed Stoppard ... Vincenzo Fabri (3 episodes, 2011)

Anthony Higgins ... Guerchini / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Garry Cooper ... Angelo (3 episodes, 2011)
Daniele Monterosi ... Branco (2 episodes, 2011)

Valentina Cervi ... Arianna von Falkenhayn (2 episodes, 2011)

Cosima Shaw ... Nadia Pirlo (2 episodes, 2011)

Adrian Schiller ... Giuseppe Bini (2 episodes, 2011)

Cariddi Nardulli ... Silvia (2 episodes, 2011)
Massimiliano Ubaldi ... Tomassini (2 episodes, 2011)
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Series Directed by
John Alexander (1 episode, 2011)
Jon Jones (1 episode, 2011)
Christopher Menaul (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Simon Burke (3 episodes, 2011)
Michael Dibdin (3 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
Raffaella Bonivento .... executive producer: RTI (3 episodes, 2011)
Simon Burke .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Michael Casey .... producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Veronica Castillo .... line producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: Masterpiece (3 episodes, 2011)
Katharina Görtz .... executive producer: ZDF (3 episodes, 2011)
Andy Harries .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Read .... executive producer: BBC (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Original Music by
Adrian Johnston (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tony Miller (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Alessandro Lucidi (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting by
Leo Davis (3 episodes, 2011)
Lissy Holm (3 episodes, 2011)
Rossella Fusco (2 episodes, 2011)

Flaminia Lizzani (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Candida Otton (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dimitri Capuani (3 episodes, 2011)
Roberto Caruso (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Raffaella Giovannetti (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sonoo Mishra (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Makeup Department
Fae Hammond .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 2011)
Samankta Mura .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 2011)
Massimo Toppi .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Marigo Kehoe .... head of production (3 episodes, 2011)
Erik Paoletti .... production manager (3 episodes, 2011)
Anselmo Parrinello .... head of production (3 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Alunni .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Quentin de Fouchécour .... post-production supervisor / post-production supervisor: Italy (2 episodes, 2011)
Hilary Stewart .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Priscila Doro .... scheduling assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Pagani .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Stefano Spelar .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Edoardo Ferretti .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Alessia Silvetti .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Department
Marzio Bardi .... properties / props (3 episodes, 2011)
Giancarlo Carbonaro .... property master / leadman (3 episodes, 2011)
Silvia Fontana .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 2011)
Marco Furbatto .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 2011)
Roberto Laurenzi .... construction / constructor (3 episodes, 2011)
Sebastiano Murer .... properties / props (3 episodes, 2011)
Sandro Piccarozzi .... assistant set decorator (3 episodes, 2011)
Vincenzo Cutri .... assistant swing gang (2 episodes, 2011)
Mauro Nati .... assistant lead man (2 episodes, 2011)
Paddy Paddison .... stand-by art director (2 episodes, 2011)
Enrichetto Serantoni .... assistant swing gang (2 episodes, 2011)

Sandro Erdolini .... painter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Ben Brazier .... foley mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Alberto Colajacomo .... adr supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Paul Cotterell .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Lee Crichlow .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Romain Drouillon .... french dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Ian Wilkinson .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Simon J. Willis .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2011)
Francesco Colantoni .... cable person (2 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Felton .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Stephen Longstaff .... boom operator / sound maintenance (2 episodes, 2011)

Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Renato Agostini .... special effects / special effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Danilo Bollettini .... armourer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Lee Clappison .... digital colourist (3 episodes, 2011)
Stefan Drury .... visual effects (3 episodes, 2011)
Sean Farrow .... visual effects (3 episodes, 2011)
Steven Metcalfe .... digital content producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Lucy Tanner .... visual effects (3 episodes, 2011)
Daniel Tomlinson .... senior DI operator (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Stunts
Giorgio Antonini .... stunt double / stunt coordinator / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Gionata Marzeddu .... stunts (3 episodes, 2011)
Franco Maria Salamon .... stunt coordinator / stunt supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Massimiliano Ubaldi .... stunt double / stunts (3 episodes, 2011)
Paolo Antonini .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Mauro Aversano .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Simone Bonelli .... stunt double: Allan Corduner / stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Marco Pancrazi .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Rocco Russo .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Bruno Verdirosi .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Jaqueline Freda .... stunts (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Bradbury .... HD supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Alessandro Brambilla .... steadicam operator: camera / camera operator / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Curiazi .... digital imaging technician (3 episodes, 2011)
Marco De Leonibus .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2011)
Gian Claudio Giacomini .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2011)
Marcostavros Maggi .... second assistant camera / camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Wayne Mansell .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2011)
Luca Martis .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2011)
Michael McHugh .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2011)
Carlo Postiglione .... key grip (3 episodes, 2011)
Massimiliano Sticchi .... best boy (3 episodes, 2011)
Emiliano Topai .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Valacchi .... second assistant camera / camera operator (3 episodes, 2011)
Francesco Zaccaria .... lighting gaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
Francesco Baioni .... grip (2 episodes, 2011)
Francesco Bellomo .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2011)
Federico Fochetti .... grip (2 episodes, 2011)
David Giorgio .... video assist (2 episodes, 2011)
Mario Lamoratta .... generator operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Marcello Troiani .... dolly grip (2 episodes, 2011)

Michel Tripepi .... second assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Rossella Fusco .... casting: Italy (3 episodes, 2011)
Flaminia Lizzani .... casting: Italy (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Angela Beale .... costumer / seamstress / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Giuliana Cau .... assistant costume designer / costumer (3 episodes, 2011)
Serena Pirillo .... costumer / costume assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Cristina Tucci .... costume supervisor / costumer (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Penelope Belki .... first assistant editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Christian Blood .... assistant editor / first assistant editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Lee Clappison .... colorist (3 episodes, 2011)
Sara Giorni .... assistant editor / second assistant editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Scott Goulding .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Carlo Simeoni .... assistant editor / first assistant editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Ellen Taylor .... first assistant editor (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Catherine Manners .... music coordinator (3 episodes, 2011)

Terry Davies .... conductor (unknown episodes)
Paola Vanoni .... music production delegate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Luigi Pinto .... transportation captain (2 episodes, 2011)
Alex Wayaffe .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Massimo Aversano .... production accountant / production accountant: Italy (3 episodes, 2011)
Nic Benns .... title designer (3 episodes, 2011)
Leonardo de Angelis .... location manager (3 episodes, 2011)
Federica De Vita .... payroll accountant (3 episodes, 2011)
Zoë Edwards .... production executive (3 episodes, 2011)
Willy Faso .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2011)
Ian Johnson .... publicist (3 episodes, 2011)
Gary Jones .... production accountant / financial controller (3 episodes, 2011)
Kerensa Magnusson .... script supervisor / location manager (3 episodes, 2011)
Salvatore Mastria .... story editor: RTI (3 episodes, 2011)
Marco Milani .... assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2011)
Adrian O'Brien .... production finance manager (3 episodes, 2011)
Henriet Pinto .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2011)
Camilla Wren .... production coordinator: UK (3 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Zoso .... managing director (3 episodes, 2011)
Lorenzo Basile .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Lorenzo Carrera .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Camilla S. Castellani .... production coordinator / travel coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
Giusi Cortese .... cashier (2 episodes, 2011)
Penny Dyer .... dialect coach (2 episodes, 2011)
Sita Falchi .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Carlo Gentile .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Francesca Lunadei .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Adriano Martelli .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Marco Orsini .... assistant cashier (2 episodes, 2011)
James Penny .... business affairs (2 episodes, 2011)
Piernicola Pinnola .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Piero Proietti .... crowd marshall (2 episodes, 2011)
Francesco Paolo Renda .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Grace Wilson .... head of finance (2 episodes, 2011)

Luca John Rosati .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Rufus Sewell's Zen worth another round of episodes..., 27 July 2011
Author: Brian Shaw (highestH@yahoo.com) from ATL, USA

Underrated leading man Rufus Sewell gets his best role in years as Italian police detective Aurelio Zen in this summer's Masterpiece Mystery series: ZEN - now in rotation in the U.S. [ >>>>>See note on how to save this series at end of review<<<<< ]

Going against the grain of playing to younger audiences - and beautifully produced on location in Italy - this is a series for adults, lovingly crafted by a spot-on cast and shot with verve by cinematographer Tony Miller (INFINITE JUSTICE). Calling it a "detective series" seems to miss he point entirely, for it is really about watching Sewell establish an ultra-cool, post-modern anti-hero with the quiet confidence of a Raymond Chandler gumshoe and the personal flair of a '70s Alain Delon film noir protagonist.

Playing off an accomplished Italian/English cast ( see the office love interest embodied by the mesmerizing Caterina Murino), Sewell is a study in understated reserve that can turn testy when high-placed superiors want favors and cover-ups that are just not in Zen's wheelhouse. One of the fascinating things about Aurelio Zen is he must deal with a reputation for honesty that most of his cynical peers assume is just a pose, hiding a more crooked set of values closer to their own. It is too Sewell's great credit that he plays with this, sometimes showing Zen's more devious side, but then steering back to safer shores of a muted integrity that stays pretty dinged-up from episode to episode.

While there are satisfying moments of action and rather robust plot twists, still it is the face and expressions of Rufus Sewell that lock down this fresh, interesting series; his staying alive goes way beyond being able to think on his feet - for Zen must continuously side-step the dark expectations of his suspects and superiors, walking a tightrope between the half-truths and dangerous lies that make up his professional world.

In a TV universe of ever-falling standards, we should support this rare, intelligent portrait of a complex man trying to outsmart a world that grows more ruthless everyday. Those wishing to sound-off to the PBS execs that can perhaps reverse the BBC's initial decision to not buy more episodes can try contacting the American Executive Producer of PBS MYSTERY based at Boston's WGBH - Ms. Rebecca Eaton. In the past, she has been instrumental in saving several series that were not immediately picked up for a second season.-Brian H. Shaw b l o g "F.I.L.M.interpretation" at opera.com

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