The Fear

Mini Series | GB 2013 | 50' | OV

For all intents and purposes, Richie Beckett is finished with gangster life for good. He is no longer a young man, and besides, a lot of money can be made through (more or less) legitimate real estate deals as well. Eventually, however, his incompetent son Cal draws him into a gang war with the Albanian Mafia. To make matters worse, Richie also increasingly suffers from strange drop-outs: he has violent outbursts and forgets things that have happened only minutes before. Is this the onset of Alzheimer’s disease? At a moment when all his vigilance and intelligence are called for, he becomes vulnerable. In his mini-series THE FEAR, director Michael Samuels brilliantly conveys what it feels like when your brain drops the ball. Putting in an equally stellar performance, Peter Mullan (TRAINSPOTTING) plays a man who must not let anyone notice that he is losing all self-control. Part crime film and part psychological drama, this fast-paced hell ride leaves viewers with their heads spinning.

Producer
Tim Bricknell
Executive Producers
Paul Stevens, Richard Cottan
Director
Michael Samuels
Script
Richard Cottan
Photography
Matthew Fisher
Editor
Trevor Waite
Sound
James Pemberton, Jules Zabbar, Tim Fraser
Music Editor
Robert Houston
Music Composer
Dan Jones
Production Design
Adrian Smith
Casting
Kate Rhode James
Principal Cast
Peter Mullan, Des McAleer, Simon Armstrong, Harry Lloyd, Danny Sapani, Paul Nicholls, Eline Powell, Shaban Arifi, Demosthenes Chrysan, Dragos Bucur, Anastasia Hille, Amarildo Kola, Nigel Lindsay, Julia Ragnarsson, Michelle Bonnard, Lisa McAllister
Production Company
BBC Worldwide

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Selected filmography Michael Samuels

EAST ENDERS (2001), OUR HIDDEN LIVES (2005), MRS MANDELA (2010), ANY HUMAN HEART (2010)