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Review of "White
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I like this show, and I can't wait to go back and watch the rest of it. A
man's wife is killed while he's on the phone with her. She's in China, in a car.
Later, he finds out that she was married to another man there, and that she was
murdered. The police seem to have kept clues from him and want him to go
back home, but he stays to find answers.
John Simm, who's always excellent, plays the
husband. Anthony Chau-Sang Wong is great as
the other husband (who also has a daughter). I loved
Simm in his previous shows "Life on Mars," "Doctor
Who," and "Collateral." I'll watch anything he's in.
He always chooses interesting projects.
Professor Jonah Mulray's life is turned upside down
when he discovers his wife, Megan Harris, has been
killed in a car-crash in Hong Kong.
John Simm, Anthony Wong, Emilia Fox and
Dervla Kirwan star in ITV drama White Dragon
Produced by Two Brothers Pictures
Ambitious conspiracy thriller, White Dragon,
starring acclaimed British actor John Simm has
commenced filming in Hong Kong.
Created and written by screenwriting
newcomers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood, White
Dragon has been commissioned by ITV's Head of
Drama, Polly Hill, from Two Brothers Pictures,
the drama indie established by award winning
writers and producers, Harry Williams and Jack
Williams (Liar, The Missing, Fleabag). The
series will be produced in conjunction with
Filming alongside John Simm are Anthony Wong,
Emilia Fox, Tim McInnerny, Anthony Hayes, Raquel
Cassidy, Katie Leung and Dervla Kirwan.
Simm takes the role of Professor Jonah Mulray
who receives a devastating international phone
call about the death of his wife, Megan (Dervla
Kirwan), who has been working in Hong Kong. He's
poleaxed with grief, but has to galvanise
himself to board a plane for Asia to identify
his beloved wife's body. Megan has died in a car
accident on the beautiful mountain roads at the
top of Tai Po overlooking Hong Kong, and
although a notorious black-spot, Jonah feels he
must unravel the circumstances of her death
following an emotional voicemail left by his
wife just seconds before her death. With the
help of Sally Porter (Emilia Fox) from the
British Consulate, Jonah is taken to the
mortuary and in the saddest of surroundings he
realises his wife has gone forever.
Heartbroken Jonah is interviewed by Hong Kong
detectives Daniel Tsang, Felix Chang and Wilfred
Chow about Megan's death, but frustratingly they
appear to be going through the motions. Is there
more to the police investigation than the
officers are revealing?
White Dragon is directed by Paul Andrew
Williams (Broadchurch, The Eichmann Show,
Murdered by My Boyfriend) who also executive
produces the eight part series alongside Jack
Williams and Harry Williams. Matthew Bird
(Decline and Fall, The Musketeers, Fortitude)
produces the series, which will also film in
London later this year.
Marston Bloom (Marcella, New Tricks, Vera),
Adam Gyngell and Fred Armesto have written
episodes four, five and six respectively.
Commented Polly Hill on behalf of ITV: "We're
delighted John Simm has agreed to take on the
role of Jonah Mulray whose life is devastated
when his wife Megan is killed in a car accident.
White Dragon is a taut and tantalising thriller
with a compelling narrative which keeps you
gripped from the outset."
The series will premiere on ITV before airing
as an Amazon Prime Exclusive in the US.
All3Media international will be responsible
for globally distributing the drama.
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