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Warrington’s Warren Brown back on the TV screens in gripping crime drama The Responder

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WARRINGTON-born actor Warren Brown is back on the TV screens tonight (Monday) featuring in the gripping new BBC One crime drama The Responder.

Based in Liverpool, Warren was delighted to be back up North near to “home” and took the opportunity to visit his mother and sister in Warrington, when Covid restrictions allowed.

Prior to his acting career, he was a two times Muay-Thai world boxing champion.

He rose to fame as Donny Maguire in Shameless and also starred in Hollyoaks as Andy Holt, Luther as DS Justin Ripley, and Strike Back as Sergeant Thomas McAllister.

The new series focuses on the experiences of Liverpool policeman Chris, played by Martin Freeman, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo with Warren playing police officer Ray Mullen

The Responder is a distinctive new take on crime drama from the makers of The Salisbury Poisonings, Dancing Ledge Productions.

Talking about his latest role in The Responder Warren, who grew up in the Great Sankey area, said: “I read the first three scripts and thought it was fantastic. On the surface it’s a crime drama, but at its core it’s an examination of the human condition, of relationships and of a man’s life spiraling out of control. The scripts and this world that Tony has created is very, very real.

“One of the things that interested me about Ray is the fact that he’s not well-liked. I’ve played the good guys and to play somebody like Ray was interesting to delve into. Scripts, like this one, grab your attention immediately!

“Liverpool is a very different city to somewhere like London, where quite a lot of crime dramas are set. Fundamentally, it had to be set in Liverpool because it’s Tony’s story and his life experience is in Liverpool. Although it’s quintessentially Scouse, ultimately it’s about humans and human relationships and so I think no matter where you are in the world people can relate to that and how the pressures of work and the pressures of life affect the other.”

The Responder start son BBC One, tonight 24 January at 9pm to 10pm.


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