Thursday, January 12

Sheridan Smith to star in Clean Break ITV Drama Series

Sheridan Smith who is shortly reprising her role as Fanny Brice for a National UK tour of the hit musical FUNNY GIRL, is to star as a strong and complicated female lead character in CLEAN BREAK new six-part ITV drama series titled  which will follow "an ordinary working class woman who is caught between two worlds - the everyday life of a devoted and loving mother and the darker, dangerous world of insider trading."

Smith will portray office cleaner Sam, described as one of an invisible army of CLEANERS on a zero-hours contract who clean in the early hours.   With her husband threatening to take custody of their two daughters, 14-years-old Alice and 8-years-old Lily, Sam is being backed into a corner and needs to come out fighting. Set in the contrasting worlds of shiny Canary Wharf and the realities of modern suburbia, Clean Break, explores how far Sam will go to survive, claw back some self-respect and get her life back on track.

Getting back to black is going to be tough and Sam is about to stake everything on the unpredictable world of the Stock Market.  With her trusted band of cleaners gleaning information while the rest of the world sleeps, and in the knowledge insider trading is against the law will Sam tread this dangerous line? Smart, and witty, can Sam overcome her addictive personality?

The series will be directed by Lewis Arnold from a script by Mark Marlow.Commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama Polly Hill, Clean Break will be filmed in the London area during the autumn of 2017.

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