Writer Danny Brocklehurst says:
“Chris and Paula are two of the UK’s finest actors and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have them in ‘Come Home‘. The drama takes Greg and Marie on a hugely emotional journey. It explores the fallout from a mother leaving her children and requires actors of their calibre to pull it off. I’ve been a fan of Chris Eccleston ever since I first saw him in Cracker and have wanted to work with him my entire career. Paula is a stunning character actress who brings credibility and depth to every role she plays. Their combination promises to be amazing.”
Nicola Shindler, Executive Producer, RED Production Company, adds:
“It’s a real treat to be filming in Belfast and to be working with Danny again. He always delivers something special for the viewer. In ‘Come Home‘ we delve into the complex mind of a mother who is driven to the extreme act of walking out on her family in the beautifully nuanced way that only Danny can. At RED we pride ourselves on working with exceptional writers who have enabled us to produce some remarkable authored dramas with stories of real life at their heart. With ‘Come Home‘ Danny has found themes around parenthood that will shock yet resonate with audiences in equal measure.”
Tommy Bulfin, BBC Executive Producer and Drama Commissioning Editor for Northern Ireland, says:
“I am delighted to announce that both Christopher Eccleston and Paula Malcomson will star in this raw and real family drama, taking on the roles of Greg and Marie. Two emotionally charged and compelling characters that Danny has so wonderfully created. It’s a joy to welcome RED, Danny and Chris to Northern Ireland, and welcome Paula back to film in her home town of Belfast to work with some of the best local creative talent. ‘Come Home‘ continues the success of BBC drama production in Northern Ireland, representing Northern Ireland to audiences across the UK and internationally.”
‘Come Home‘ has been commissioned by former Doctor Who Executive Producer Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. It will be produced by RED Production Company (Happy Valley, Ordinary Lies) for BBC One. Nicola Shindler and Danny Brocklehurst will executive produce with Madonna Baptiste producing for RED Production Company. Tommy Bulfin will also executive produce for the BBC.