Litvinenko: David Tennant to star as tragic Russian agent in ITV drama

David Tennant will star as Alexander Litvinenko in a new, eponymously titled ITV drama series.

Litvinenko was a former Russian Federal Security Services and KGB officer whose
death, from polonium poisoning in November 2006, triggered one of the most complex and dangerous investigations in the history of the Metropolitan Police.

The drama also focuses upon the story of Marina, played by Margarita Levieva, Alexander’s fearless, dignified widow who fought tirelessly to persuade the British Government to publicly name her husband’s killers and acknowledge the role of the Russian State in his murder.

Litvinenko is produced with the support of many of the key individuals involved in the investigation and subsequent public enquiry including former Scotland Yard officers, Clive Timmons and Brent Hyatt, along with Ben Emmerson QC and Alexander’s family. Mark Bonnar will play Clive Timmons, whilst Neil Maskell is playing Brent Hyatt.

Look out for this next year.

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