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The Take 

Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.
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Series cast summary:
Shaun Evans ...  Jimmy 4 episodes, 2009
Tom Hardy ...  Freddie 4 episodes, 2009
Charlotte Riley ...  Maggie 4 episodes, 2009
Kierston Wareing ...  Jackie 4 episodes, 2009
Margot Leicester Margot Leicester ...  Lena 4 episodes, 2009
Brian Cox ...  Ozzy 4 episodes, 2009
Jane Wood Jane Wood ...  Maddie 4 episodes, 2009
Steve Nicolson ...  Lewis 4 episodes, 2009
John Ashton John Ashton ...  Joseph 4 episodes, 2009
Megan Jossa Megan Jossa ...  Kim 4 episodes, 2009
Annette Kelly Annette Kelly ...  Police Constable 4 episodes, 2009
Sara Stewart ...  Patricia 3 episodes, 2009
Obi Abili Obi Abili ...  Des 2 episodes, 2009
Macdara Joyce Macdara Joyce ...  Little Jimmy 2 episodes, 2009
René Zagger ...  Altay Nevzat 2 episodes, 2009
Sammy Williams ...  Little Freddie 2 episodes, 2009
Jenny Kavanagh Jenny Kavanagh ...  Kimberly 2 episodes, 2009
Sam Vincenti ...  Fatik Nevzat 2 episodes, 2009
Nicholas Day ...  Freddie Senior 2 episodes, 2009
Gary Murphy Gary Murphy ...  Tony the Barman 2 episodes, 2009
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Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.

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He's got family, he's got power, but he's got issues.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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UK

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English

Release Date:

17 June 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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Sara Stewart, who plays Patricia, played Christian Bale's mother in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005). Tom Hardy played Bane in the last Christopher Nolan Batman film The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Both Tom Hardy's and Sara Stewart's characters become intimate later on in the series. See more »

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This is the best you will ever see on British television!
29 July 2009 | by Jay_88See all my reviews

Martina Cole's "The Take", is by far one of the best British drama's I have ever seen. It has such a powerful and gripping storyline, which I find is a rarity. I have never seen acting as fantastic as Tom Hardy plays his character Freddie. They could not have chosen a finer actor and he deserves so much credit for this series alone. I actually did not see this on television, but I bought it on DVD, and as you can tell I do not regret my decision. I would highly recommend this to anyone and everyone. If you love British drama, then you will love this. It has everything from sheer grit to absolutely heart breaking consequences. You cannot watch this without feeling so many different emotions, whether it is tears of laughter or tears of sadness. It will by far be the best 3 hours you will ever watch and it will definitely be something you will want to watch again and again. Martina Cole's "The Take" is nothing short of sheer brilliance.

J


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