PHOTOS: David Tennant Shooting The Escape Artist #ThrowbackThursday

Today's Throwback Thursday collection comes from early in 2013 during the filming of The Escape Artist

In the three-part legal thriller written by David Wolstencroft, David Tennant plays high-flying barrister Will Burton whose life comes unravelled when he takes on the defence of the suspect in a brutal murder case, The cast also included Toby Kebbell, Ashley Jensen, Sophie Okonedo, Tony Gardner and Anton Lesser. Filming began in late January 2013 and went on through March, beginning in and around London, with scenes shot in locations including the Old Bailey. David and his co-stars had previously attended the courts as observers to learn more about how members of the legal profession performed their roles. At the time David was struck by the parallels between the courtroom and the theatre: "There's a huge performance element," he said. 

Filming later moved up to Scotland and the cast and crew braved wintry conditions and sub-zero temperatures as they filmed in Edinburgh and in David's home town of Paisley. 

The Escape Artist aired on BBC One between 29th October - 12th November.


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