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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 Police Constable 4 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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30 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

Tom Hardy's performance is disturbingly brilliant. It makes his performance in Warrior look almost restrained when you can see how far he can take it. I will rent what ever he is in to see what he does next. Seems like a modern day Sean Penn with more of an edge and grit, or an Ed Norton. I hope he gets the roles he deserves and is around for a long time. By the way the the other acting is awesome also as is the writing and direction. I believe I saw this on Starz and now must find the blu-ray. Does anyone know why this series did not continue? This could have been the new Soprano's. Tom Hardy even took cigarette smoking to such as extreme level not seen since Jeromy Irons in Dead Ringers.


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