Grace: ITV starts filming on Peter James adaptation

Filming has commenced on ITV crime drama, Grace, adapted from Peter James’ best-selling novels and written by screenwriter and Endeavour creator, Russell Lewis.  

Starring John Simm as tenacious detective Roy Grace, Russell has adapted two of James’ award-winning novels, which introduce viewers to Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a hard-working police officer who has given his life to the job.  

Joining John Simm, as filming commences in Brighton, are Richie Campbell who takes the role of DS Glenn Branson and Rakie Ayola as ACC Vosper.

Laura Elphinstone is DS Bella Moy, Amaka Okafor plays DC Emma Jane Boutwood, and Brad Morrison takes the role of DC Nicholl.

Rebecca Scrogs plays Branson’s wife Ari, Alexander Cobb plays Kevin Spinella and they are also joined by Adrian Rawlings, Natasha Joseph, Tom Weston-Jones, Matt Stokoe, Alisha Bailey and Maggie O’Neill.

The first film, Dead Simple, opens with Grace running enquiries into long-forgotten cold cases with little or no prospect of success. He’s fixated by the disappearance of his beloved wife, Sandy, which haunts his thoughts. His unorthodox police methods have come under scrutiny once again and Grace is walking a career tightrope and risks being moved from the job he loves most.

With so much at stake, his colleague Detective Sergeant Glenn Branson knows he has more to give and asks him for help with a case.  When a stag night prank appears to go wrong and the groom goes missing, Branson calls upon Grace to unravel events that led to the mysterious disappearance three days before his wedding to his beautiful fiancé.  

A successful property developer with everything to live for, there is no trace of the missing groom.  Is this a case of stag night shenanigans gone badly awry? Or is this something more sinister? 

With nothing but instinct, a lingering suspicion and his obsessive nature, Grace doggedly pursues the groom’s disappearance and becomes uneasily close to the bride to be…

Who knows, if we’re lucky we may even get this before the year’s out…

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