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NEW TV ROLE EXCLUSIVE: Damien Molony joins BBC One legal drama ‘The Split’ series 2

11 July 2019

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We are delighted to announce Damien has joined the cast of BBC One drama The Split.

He will appear as the character Tyler Donaghue in the second series, which began production in March this year.

The Split is a major BBC female-led legal drama set in the world of divorce lawyers, which received high ratings and critical acclaim for the first series when it aired in 2018. It is created and written by award-winning writer Abi Morgan, produced by Jane Featherstone’s Sister Pictures for BBC One and co-produced with SundanceTV.

The drama is a multi-layered examination of modern marriage from within the fast-paced world of London’s high-end divorce circuit, exploring ‘the often complex realities that bind families together, and tear them apart’.

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Focussing on both the professional and personal lives of the central characters, the main storyline follows the Defoe Family, 3 sisters Hannah (Nicola Walker), Nina (Annabel Scholey) and Rose (Fiona Button) and their mother Ruth (Deborah Findlay). Hannah, Nina and Rose are leading divorce lawyers who in the first series were working rivals after Hannah left the family firm.

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The end of the first series saw tragedy for Defoes, with the family firm losing its struggle to stay afloat, Hannah’s marriage on the rocks and her estranged father suddenly passing away.

 

The Defoes are back in the second series with the newly merged law firm, Noble Hale and Defoe, and a high-profile case for Hannah, which could help to establish the new name. Behind her professional life, Hannah’s personal battles and marriage difficulties continue.

Original cast also returning includes Stephen Mangan (Nathan), Rudi Dharmalingam (James), Barry Atsma (Christie), Chukwudi Iwuji (Zander) and Ellora Torchia (Maggie Lavelle). Paula van der Oest and Joss Agnew direct, with Natasha Romaniuk producing.

Damien joins the upcoming series alongside new cast members Donna Air and Ben Bailey Smith, who appear as Fi and Richie Hansen, one of the UK’s most powerful celebrity couples.

Details about his character Tyler, or how he fits into the storylines of the new series are yet to be revealed, but we can share that Damien is currently filming and that the new series is expected to air later in 2019.

Speaking about his role, Damien told us:

"I’m having great fun playing Tyler. it’s been a really fun few months. I loved the first series, so I am thrilled to be in the show.“

Talking about the new series, creator Abi Morgan says:

"Sitting on set on the first day of filming I am always reminded what a joy and privilege it is to do what we do – tell stories. Returning for the second series of The Split, the world of high-end law and the stories of love, marriage and divorce in the metropolis ricochet through the lives of Hannah and her sisters. Relationships are challenged, friendships are tested and the lines between work and home blur. It’s great to be back.”

Executive Producer and Founder of Sister Pictures, Jane Featherstone says:

"I love these characters so much and can’t wait to spend time with them again as we watch them struggle through life’s complicated relationships.”

 

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Congratulations to Damien on his new role in The Split. We are thrilled he will appear in a new dramatic role in a top quality BBC drama and cannot wait to find out more.

If you missed the first series, it is available to watch on DVD (Region 2) and on Amazon and iTunes in the UK and US.

 

Watch this space for all the news as we get it!

 

 



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Hi everyone! It's an honour to be able to have the scoop on the news of Damien's casting in BBC One's 'The Split'  

What a delightful surprise to discover our fave actor will appear in another fantastic project! 

I'm thrilled for Damien and really excited for us all to see him a new dramatic role, bringing to life another character. This is a super top quality BBC drama, with such an amazing cast and creative team. The first series was excellent and truly gripping, big on the BBC in the UK and SundanceTV in the US.

Can't wait to learn more about Tyler!



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We don't get any Damien on TV for ages and then we get spoilt! GameFace, Brassic and now The Split!

I'm not sure how the first series of this completely passed me by but it sounds like quality BBC drama. It's wonderful that Damien is involved with something that received such critical acclaim. Is this the first BBC drama Damien has done since series 2 of Ripper Street?

I can't wait to see what Damien's character will be like. It's great that he's been enjoying playing Tyler. I'd like to see him playing one of those characters that everyone loves to hate! 



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Loved series one, it was an unmissable programme for me and generated a lot of online discussion. Best thing is that the first series was released on DVD so this one probably will be, too! Another Damien DVD - another to add to my collection!

Seriously, I'm delighted he's in a BBC drama as opposed to a comedy. He's great in comedy but deserves the wider audience appeal of drama and BBC is available live to all who pay the licence fee!

Am I the only one to quietly chuckle  at the irony of Damien playing a character named Tyler, the same name as his stepson in "Brassic" ?



-- Edited by EllieForster on Thursday 11th of July 2019 09:16:51 PM

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Yes Rosie - world DaMonation is here! yay I'd recommend the first series, you know how BBC One has these top quality dramas that everyone is talking about and watching, this is one of those. Calling it a legal drama doesn't do it justice because it is so much more broad spectrum.  The family relationships of the central characters and their individual relationships and history are woven together so well. Nicola Walker is such a great actor and brings this... not sure how to describe it... intense emotional energy to the role. She makes Hannah strong and vulnerable (and more than that too.)  It was a delight to see Annabel Scholey again too (all roads lead to Being Human). It's a shame Anthony Head won't be appearing in the second series - Damien and him on screen would have been dreamy!

You're right this is Damien's first BBC TV drama since Ripper Street! He has been no stranger to some quality BBC drama on the radio of course.

Ellie that is a good point, it is always an added bonus to have a Damo project on DVD to add to the collection!

I am also thrilled about him being in a drama, and if you think about it the last time we saw Damien in a contemporary drama without a genre was Clean Break, Being Human was comedy / supernatural drama, Ripper Street was period drama, Suspects was crime drama, Crashing, GameFace and Brassic are comedy drama. I love that whole lot and the spectrum of projects, but I am properly excited that this is drama Drama! yay

Lol! I hadn't even thought about that Tyler connection, well spotted highfive



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I don’t know anything about The Split, but it’s got Nicola Walker in it and I love her. Remember her performance in Being Human? Pure gold! I’m with Ellie, will be good to see him in a drama. He’s great in comedy, but I feel he really shines when there’s some angst and deeper stuff. 



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Oh yes Nicola Walker was in Being Human too! Social worker Wendy! Brilliant

Series 1 is available on Amazon and iTunes in the UK and the US

Fingers crossed for lots of angst in his new role fingerscrossed

I wonder how he fits into the series, will he be a client, someone in the personal lives of the Defoes, someone working at the newly merged law firm? ..or someone else entirely!


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New Instagram Story by Damien!

His first 'The Split' related post! 

This is the very opposite of an empty plate shot!

Cannot wait to find out more about his character Tyler!

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The new series of The Split is still filming, but not sure if Damien still is!

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He has added 'The Split' to his Spotlight CV, with the full name of his character

Tyler Donaghue

I'm not aware of any prior Donaghues in series 1, so not a relation...

the mystery around his character continues, can't wait to find out!

 

 

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Damien has wrapped on 'The Split!'

New Insta Story 

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MEGA CHARACTER CLUE!!!!!

What would Tyler Donaghue be doing with a NOBLE HALE DEFOE pen and note book?

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For those who have not seen series 1, this is the name of the newly merged law firm, at the end of the series...

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and that's a wrap!

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Exciting to get this little glimpse of Tyler 's character and good to know that filming has wrapped.

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A proper treat indeed Rosie, a props treat you could say (groan)... my mind has been going hundreds of miles an hour wondering about Damien's character Tyler... it looks like he will be a professional man, in the profession! cool But..

Production began in March on The Split 2, so that's a fairly lengthy shoot for 6 episodes of TV. Not sure how long post production took on series 1 after filming finished, but fingers crossed this series is still set for 2019 premiere!

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I've been keeping my eyes peeled for any news on The Split series 2, nothing so far! But this was interesting, Production company Sister Pictures is becoming a new company 'Sister' with Jane Featherstone, Elisabeth Murdoch and Stacey Snider based in London and LA. The Split series 2 is then going to be a 'Sister' title - how apt considering the story is based on sisters!

Murdoch, Snider and Featherstone team to launch Sister

"Forthcoming Sister titles include season two of Emmy Award-winning writer Abi Morgan’s The Split for BBC One, Giri/Haji for BBC Two/Netflix, the adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s The Power for Amazon, and Adam Kay’s adaptation of his best-seller This Is Going To Hurt for the BBC."

 



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According to the Radio Times, The Split 2 might air April 2020 - but this seems to be purely speculative!

And why no mention of Damien in the new cast? 

I CAN'T WAIT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HIS CHARACTER AND TO SEE HOW HE LOOKS!

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I'm longing for more news!  action

I'm going to be freaking out when this airs!  woohoo



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April 2020 is forever away!

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