Tom Burke cast as JK Rowling’s Cormoran Strike in BBC adaptation

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It has been announced that Tom Burke will play the lead role of Cormoran Strike in the BBC’s latest TV series based on the work of J.K. Rowling.

Rowling, who wrote the Cormoran Strike novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, has said she is “thrilled” with the casting, calling Burke: “a massively talented actor who [will]bring the character to perfect life.”

Strike is the war veteran-turned-detective protagonist of three novels – The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm and Career of Evil – all of which are set to be turned into separate dramas for the BBC.

Burke, who has previously starred in such BBC series as The Musketeers and War & Peace, claimed that he was “overjoyed” to win the part, calling the character of Strike “as complex as he is larger than life.”

“I know I’m joining an extraordinary team of people on a series that for me is peppered with moments of real emotional depth and meticulously grounded in the page-turning momentum of these novels,” he added.

Shooting on the seven hour-long dramas will begin in London in the autumn. Read our ‘Intro To’ feature on the Cormoran Strike novels here.

 

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