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SEAN BEAN AND NICOLA WALKER TO STAR IN NEW STEFAN GOLASZEWSKI DRAMA MARRIAGE FOR BBC ONE

Sean Bean (Time, Broken, Game of Thrones) and Nicola Walker (Last Tango in Halifax, The  Split, Unforgotten) are to star in Marriage from two time Bafta-winning writer and  

director Stefan Golaszewski (Mum, Him and Her). Produced by The Forge (Help, Roadkill,  National Treasure) and The Money Men, Marriage is a four part drama for BBC One and  BBC iPlayer and is an up-close portrait of a marriage, sometimes funny, sometimes  

moving, always revealing. 

Marriage sees married couple Ian (Bean) and Emma (Walker) negotiate the ups and  

downs of their 30 year marriage. We see them dealing with the insecurities, the  

ambiguities, the hopes and the fears that are part of all marriages as the drama explores  the risks and the gifts of a long-term intimate relationship

Sean Bean says: “I’m thrilled to be playing opposite the talented Nicola Walker and I’m  

looking forward to bringing Stefan’s intimate scripts to the screen.” 

Nicola Walker says: “This is a unique project. Stefan has created such a beautiful, funny  

and complicated world and I’m excited to be stepping into Ian and Emma’s marriage with  

Sean”. 

Stefan Golaszewski says: “It’s amazing to get to work with Sean and Nicola. They’re actors  of such depth, truth and warmth and I can’t wait to go on this journey with them.” 

Beth Willis, Executive Producer for The Forge, says: “Stefan’s exquisite observation of  

marriage is funny, warm and searingly honest. His writing is a joy to read. I cannot wait to  

see Sean and Nicola bring to life this wonderful couple.” 

Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama Commissioning, adds: “The extraordinary depth  

and complexity of Stefan’s characters calls for two of our most talented and loved actors.  

Enter Nicola and Sean. It’s always a privilege to have you on the BBC.” 

Marriage is a 4×60” series and is produced by The Forge Entertainment and The Money  Men. It was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama and Charlotte  

Moore, Chief Content Officer and will be directed by Stefan Golaszweski. Executive  

Producers are Tommy Bulfin for the BBC, Beth Willis and George Faber for The Forge  

and Richard Laxton and Stefan Golaszewski for The Money Men. The producer is  

Lyndsay Robinson (Him and Her, Mum). The show is produced in association with  

All3Media International who represent the drama globally. 

Filming will begin shortly and transmission details will follow in due course. 

Notes to Editors: 

The Forge is an independent drama production company specialising in original,  

innovative and high-quality TV drama, working in collaboration with the UK’s leading 

and emerging creative talent. The Forge’s production credits include Jack Thorne’s  multi-BAFTA-winning trilogy NATIONAL TREASURE, KIRI and THE ACCIDENT  (C4/HULU) and timely new drama HELP (C4), Ayub Khan Din’s ACKLEY BRIDGE (C4),  Peter Moffat’s THE LAST POST (BBC1/AMAZON), John Brownlow’s adaptation of Jessie  Burton’s THE MINIATURIST (BBC1/WGBH), David Hare’s COLLATERAL  (BBC2/NETFLIX) and ROADKILL (BBC1/MASTERPIECE) and Levi David Addai’s DARK  MONEY (BBC1). Along with MARRIAGE, The Forge are currently in production with  BECOMING ELIZABETH an 8-part original series for STARZ, created and written by writer Anya Reiss and RULES OF THE GAME (BBC1), a 4-part thriller, written by Ruth  Fowler, starring Maxine Peake.

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