Dougray Scott, recipient of the International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor for Season 1, rediscovers the conflict and mystery - new and exclusive on BritBox SA
By Underground Press
Published Wednesday, 17 January 2024 09:07
Get your new year off to a cracking start with the eagerly awaited second season of Irvine Welsh’s gritty crime thriller Crime, with Dougray Scott reprising his role as DI Ray Lennox, a detective battling his insistent mental demons as he navigates the criminal underbelly of Edinburgh.
Crime Season Two premieres exclusively on BritBox this January - rediscover the conflicted character that won Dougray Scott the International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in the first season. And don’t miss this chance to see the cream of Scottish acting talent in action including Ken Stott and Joanna Vanderham, plus supporting roles from Gabriel Scott and Moyo Akandé.
Irvine Welsh’s Crime (New & Exclusive BritBox Original)
Thursday 25 January 2024
The eagerly anticipated second season of BritBox Original Crime launches exclusively on 25 January, with Emmy Award-winner Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible 2, Twin Town, My Week with Marilyn) returning in his lead role as troubled detective DI Ray Lennox. The latest season is again adapted for the screen by best-selling author Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) alongside writing partner Dean Cavanagh, with Welsh also acting as an executive producer.
Scott’s portrayal of Lennox in the first season landed him the International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor. He leads a stellar line-up of Scottish talent, including Ken Stott (Rebus, The Missing) and Joanna Vanderham (Dancing on the Edge). They reprise their roles as Chief Superintendent Bob Toal and DS Amanda Drummond. John Simm (Grace, Doctor Who) and Derek Riddell (Silent Witness) also return for the second season, which sees Scott’s son Gabriel Scott (House of the Dragon) appearing alongside his father.
In the opening episode, Lennox is ready to return to the fray at Edinburgh Serious Crimes division, keen to prove he is fully recovered from the breakdown induced by bringing Mr Confectioner to justice, but he’s surprised to find that it’s all changed. Bob Toal has lost his mojo, Amanda Drummond is freshly promoted, and there are two new faces on the team in the form of devious Tommy Stark and failed actor Norrie Erskine. When one of Lennox’s former colleagues is attacked, he and Drummond quickly realise that all is not as it seems as they become embroiled in a case about vengeance, identity and social justice. The six-part series, again shot on location in Scotland, will be available exclusively on BritBox in South Africa, where Season 1 is currently available to stream.
“Edinburgh in all its Jekyll/Hyde, fur coat/nae knickers glory” – The Scotsman
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