Jonas Armstrong for BBC ‘Moby Dick’ drama ‘The Whale’

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Robin Hood star, , leads the cast for and ’s dramatisation of Moby Dick, .

The 90-minute drama will follow the ill-fated voyage of The Essex through the eyes of the cabin boy Thomas Nickerson who, at 14, was the youngest member of the crew and one of only eight survivors of the shipwreck.

Writer, , said: “At the emotional heart of the drama is orphan Nickerson’s coming-of-age story, where he meets three powerful male role models in the captain, the first mate, and a steward. As the narrative develops, his views on what makes a man switch dramatically as he sees how these role models respond under some of life’s most extreme pressures.”

Commissioner for BBC History, Martin Davidson, added: “Throughout the narrative of this fascinating story, some universal themes that everyone can relate to will be explored, such as – What is Man’s place on Earth? How does humanity relate to the planet and its creatures? And what lengths will Man go to in order to survive? It is a thrilling tale.”

(The Hunted) will star as Captain Pollard, (Game of Thrones, Stella) as Joy; (Cloud Atlas, War Horse) as Peterson and (The Hollow Crown) as Lawrence. , and also star, alongside as the young Tom Nickerson. Armstrong will play First Mate Owen Chase.

Filming begins in Malta this week.

Watch a clip of Armstrong in Robin Hood below.







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3 comments on Jonas Armstrong for BBC ‘Moby Dick’ drama ‘The Whale’

  1. avatar Trevor John says:

    I like the music score of the sequence shown currently on BBC HD clip but can’t find it anywhere.

  2. avatar Maureen says:

    ,Neither can I – Does anyone know, or recognise the music please?

  3. avatar Gareth says:

    The score is “The bridge of Khaza-dum” by Howard Shore (it’s originally from Lord of the Rings as was recently used in the latest Superman trailer) …Took me 2 days to find it! Enjoy :)



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