Sean Bean To Star In Jimmy McGovern’s Broken

BBC One has announced that Sean Bean (Game Of Thrones) has been cast as lead in Jimmy McGovern’s new six part drama, Broken, which is to be directed by Ashley Pearce (Maigret Sets A Trap) and Noreen Kershaw (Scott & Bailey).

Sean will star as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish. Modern and maverick yet flawed, Father Michael is confidante and counsellor to a conflicted congregation who, like himself, struggles to reconcile its beliefs with the hypocrisies of contemporary Britain.

Sean Bean says: “I was very excited at the prospect of working with Jimmy McGovern again. His scripts are raw and real and he creates fantastic and interesting characters that resonate with society today. I’m also thrilled to have Ashley Pearce on board as director.”

Jimmy McGovern says: “It’s fantastic, because I’ve been trying to work with Sean again ever since he played Tracie Tremarco in Accused, which was astonishing stuff, so I’m over the moon he’s jumped on board with Broken.”