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Sean Bean, Nicola Walker to Star in New BBC One Drama


Sean Bean (Time, Broken, Game of Thrones) and Nicola Walker (Last Tango in Halifax, The Split, Unforgotten) are attached to star in Marriage for BBC One.

From two-time BAFTA-winning writer and director Stefan Golaszewski (Mum, Him & Her), the series sees married couple Ian (Bean) and Emma (Walker) negotiate the ups and downs of their 30-year marriage. The four-part drama is produced by The Forge (Help, Roadkill, National Treasure) and The Money Men.

The show is produced in association with All3Media International, which will represent the drama globally.

Bean said: “I’m thrilled to be playing opposite the talented Nicola Walker, and I’m looking forward to bringing Stefan’s intimate scripts to the screen.”

Walker added: “This is a unique project. Stefan has created such a beautiful, funny and complicated world, and I’m excited to be stepping into Ian and Emma’s marriage with Sean.”

Golaszewski commented: “It’s amazing to get to work with Sean and Nicola. They’re actors of such depth, truth and warmth, and I can’t wait to go on this journey with them.”

Beth Willis, executive producer for The Forge, said: “Stefan’s exquisite observation of marriage is funny, warm and searingly honest. His writing is a joy to read. I cannot wait to see Sean and Nicola bring to life this wonderful couple.”

Piers Wenger, director of BBC drama commissioning, said: “The extraordinary depth and complexity of Stefan’s characters calls for two of our most talented and loved actors. Enter Nicola and Sean. It’s always a privilege to have you on the BBC.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at


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