McMafia’s James Norton, Juliet Rylance, Hossein Amini & James Watkins

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  • Published on Feb 27, 2018
  • Hossein Amini and James Watkins have spent most of their careers writing and directing movies. When adapting Misha Glenny’s nonfiction work McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld, however, they knew that television would be the best medium to tell a story about life in and around a mafia organization. Commissioned by the BBC, with AMC as the U.S. co-production partner, McMafia stars James Norton (Happy Valley, Grantchester, War & Peace) as Alex Godman, the British-raised son of Russian exiles with mafia ties who becomes embroiled in his family’s criminal enterprise. The series has wrapped its run in the U.K. and begins its North American broadcast this week. Amazon Prime Video, meanwhile, will take the show to much of its footprint, excluding the U.K., China, the U.S. and Canada.
    In this video interview, Amini and Watkins discuss how they mapped out the eight-episode production, and Norton and Juliet Rylance, who plays Alex’s fiancée, Rebecca, offer up insight into their characters.
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Comments • 8

  • Ashton Ariel
    Ashton Ariel Month ago

    They should have called that actor who played Vadim. I like him.

  • Ashton Ariel
    Ashton Ariel Month ago

    Why they cast her as his opposite?

  • Marie Prouvot-Pic
    Marie Prouvot-Pic 9 months ago +1

    Prince Andrei disait : "I've been staring into the abyss".... Et Shakespeare a sondé la noirceur de l'âme humaine. Mais Il savait distinguer le bien du mal. On peut dire: "C'est pas le même contexte"... Mais l'éternité n'a pas de contexte. Bon,, arrêtons là les spéculations philosophiques.... Je n'ai pas encore vu McMafia en France, la mafia, le crime organisé, c'est pas mon sujet préféré, mais James Norton, c'est mon acteur préféré... Cruel dilemme ! Il ne peut qu' être excellent.... Excellent ! Et si beau....

  • Ernestine Anderson

    I like James Norton but this show is disappointing on so many levels. I wish him well though.

    • Ivan_ [Ka]
      Ivan_ [Ka] Year ago +2

      Me too. The only slight problem I had was with the marital problems of Jame Norton's character's father. That went on a bit - but the rest I thought was fascinating. Superb acting and directing

    • tcorbett72
      tcorbett72 Year ago +6

      I don't understand why some people don't like it. I think it's excellent.

  • Beverlee Nelson
    Beverlee Nelson Year ago +10

    Gets better and more masculine looking as he ages...STAY AWAY from Hollywood..I live here..It shreds people!

    • Ernestine Anderson
      Ernestine Anderson Year ago +1

      Beverlee Nelson /////// You are so right, the Brits come for the money, however if not careful the homos will circle him, Hellyweird is a human cesspool.😣