The first images have been released of Martin Compston and Tony Curran starring in the Mayflies BBC TV adaptation.
The pair will star as Tully and Jimmy in the dramatisation of the acclaimed novel, by Scottish author Andrew O’Hagan, described as an “intimate and devastating portrait of male friendship”.
Adapted for TV by Elizabeth Is Missing’s Andrea Gibb, further cast members include Tracy Ifeachor, Ashley Jensen, Elaine C Smith, Shauna Macdonald, Cal MacAninch, and Colin McCredie.
Dunkirk’s Tom Glynn-Carney and Vigil star Rian Gordon will play younger versions of Compston and Curran’s characters.
Produced by BAFTA award-winning Synchronicity Films, who previously worked on The Cry, Mayflies is directed by Peter Mackie Burns.
O’Hagan, who serves as an executive producer, said: “The story is a very personal one to me, and it’s amazing to see the characters come to life in Andrea Gibb’s wonderful adaptation. Director Peter Mackie Burns has a singular vision, and I look forward to seeing what he makes of the Ayrshire landscape and the emotional reality of this story.”
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