Timothy Spall To Star In ITV Hatton Garden Drama

ITV has announced new four part drama Hatton Garden, starring Timothy Spall, which will depict the audacious jewellery and cash burglary by an elderly gang of career criminals over a Bank Holiday weekend in 2015.

Hatton Garden, written by Jeff Pope and Terry Winsor, sheds light on how the gang meticulously planned the raid, the tensions amongst the group, the loss of livelihoods suffered by the box holders and the complex police operation that captured the gang.

Jeff Pope said: “This is one of the most high profile crimes of the last decade and we wanted to understand what had happened – and why it had happened. The research threw up some fascinating detail and blew away many of the misconceptions about this story.”

“It was not about a bunch of ‘loveable old blokes’, many box holders lost everything in the raid and we will reflect this. But the planning was clever and the characters involved unique.”

Directed by Paul Whittington, filming for Hatton Garden begins this June in London. The cast includes Kenneth Cranham, Brian F. O’Byrne, David Hayman, Alex Norton, Ian Puleston-Davies, Geoff Bell and Nasser Memarzia.