Posted: 10/21/2009


Murphy’s Law

by Del Harvey

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James Nesbitt’s talent has become more and more well-known and he is becoming more and more recognized as a prominent talent among the world’s actors. His most recent role as the young man who watched an IRA thug assassinate his older brother in Five Minutes Of Heaven. Now he can be seen in the BBC series written just for him.

Detective Tommy Murphy has nothing left to lose. Guilt-ridden over the death of his young daughter, who was slain by the IRA, he flees to London to work undercover for the Metropolitan Police. Hardheaded, hard-drinking, brash, and brooding, Murphy is down on his luck. But he still has more than a bit of the old Irish charm, flashing quick wit and a roguish grin.

Murphy accepts the most dangerous assignments and delves into London’s criminal underside—drugs, blackmail, murder—assisted by DI Annie Guthrie (Claudia Harrison, The Cat’s Meow, Archangel), his sexy, savvy boss.

BBC’s hit undercover cop drama series Murphy’s Law, Series 1 debuts on DVD from Acorn Media on October 6, 2009. Award-winning actor James Nesbitt, who has become a household name in Britain for his roles in Cold Feet, Waking Ned Devine, Bloody Sunday, and Jekyll, brings his considerable Irish charm to a new role: hardheaded, hard-drinking undercover cop Tommy Murphy. Based on his novel, Colin Bateman wrote and created the series specifically for Nesbitt. The 3-volume DVD set includes all five episodes from Series 1.

Murphy’s Law hit the streets on October 6th. If you’re a Nesbitt fan, or simply a fan of contemporary British mysteries, you’ll love it.

Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.

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