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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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Cast

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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Language:

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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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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Stunning performances in a brilliant crime thriller
13 January 2012 | by linkdanSee all my reviews

Director David Drury pairs with English actor Tom Hardy to create as brilliant a hard case criminal as you will ever see on film. You've seen Hardy in major pictures probably going back to Band of Brothers, but you would never have imagined his overwhelming power as a major star, an actor so exceptional and so explosive he's more menacing than Al Pacino has ever been let alone any movie villain of the sort we see all the time being defeated by superheros. Hardy, as an ex-con drug kingpin, brutal, terrifying, a rapist, walking around projecting so much menace people practically poop in their pants.

The supporting cast is a collection of English character actors as always superb, and the great Brian Cox guest stars as the incarcerated criminal mastermind.

Drury's camera-work is integral to the constant tension; you'll even be blown away by the opening credits. He's clearly an actor's director first, but this miniseries is a masterpiece overall. Don't miss it.


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