ITV detective drama Grace begins filming in Brighton

ITV detective drama Grace, based on the best-selling novels from Peter James, has begun filming in Brighton with John Simm, Richie Campbell and Rakie Ayola. 

Zoe Tapper joins Grace as Cleo Morey alongside guest actor Arthur Darvill. 

Three brand new Grace films, adapted from international bestselling author Peter James’s award-winning novels, have commenced filming in Brighton with John Simm in the lead role of the tenacious detective. 

John Simm said: “Everyone involved with Grace is very excited to be back in Brighton bringing the next three Peter James novels to the screen.  

“Like the first two, they’ve been brilliantly adapted by Russell Lewis and we can’t wait to get started.” 

Richie Campbell and Rakie Ayola also reprise their roles as DS Glenn Branson and ACC Vosper following the success of the first film, Dead Simple, which aired on ITV in March 2021 and achieved consolidated ratings of 8.8m viewers.  

Grace has been recommissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill, and Drama Commissioner, Huw Kennair Jones.   

Huw will oversee the production of the series from the channel’s perspective. A further Grace film, Looking Good Dead, produced last year is also due for scheduling on ITV.   

Arthur Darvill (World on Fire, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Broadchurch) guest stars in the first film with Zoe Tapper (The One, Liar, Nightflyers) also joining the cast as recurring character, Cleo Morey, a mortuary technician, who takes a shine to Grace. 

ITV Studios will be responsible for the international distribution of Grace.  

The new series will be exclusively available on BritBox North America. 

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