John Simm and Jim Broadbent Cast In EXILE

John Simm and Jim Broadbent, Exile

John Simm (Dr. Who) and Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince) have been cast in the new three part drama EXILE for BBC One.

Simm’s will play Tom Ronstadt a successful London journalist whose job and life are now in shambles because of his own doing. He returns to his hometown after 18 years and reacquaints himself with his estranged father (Broadbent) who is now suffering from Alzheimer’s and now being cared for by his younger sister Nancy (Olivia Coleman – Peep Show, Beautiful People).

Exile’s three episodes will follow Tom as he discovers the mystery that drove him away from his family years ago. His questions will eventually bring to light a crime that will change his and his father’s lives forever.

Creator Paul Abbot says: “Creating the series came from looking at the effect events have on families – and how that changes lives forever. Working with John (Simm) again is always a pleasure, he does seem to have turned into a muse of mine, and I’m delighted that we have the calibre of Jim (Broadbent) alongside him.”

John Simm says: “Danny’s written a great script, it’s a wonderful cast, and I can’t wait to start work.”

Filming begins today in Manchester with Exile transmitting next year on BBC One.