Set in contemporary London with a British Metropolitan Police Officer at its heart, Marcella is Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain. Told with Rosenfeldt's unflinchingly clear Nordic style, full of hooks and action, The series will lead the audience through a narrative maze until the final moments of the drama. Marcella will also delve into the psychology of a single female detective working solo on a serial murder case with many potential suspects and victims.
Returning to the Met's Murder Squad after a 12-year career break, Marcella is a detective in her late 30's who gave up her fast-tracked role to marry and devote her life to starting a family. With the abrupt end to her marriage to the love of her life Jason and isolated from her daughter at boarding school, Marcella returns to work whilst attempting to make sense of what's happened in her life.
By coincidence a spate of recent killings have occurred which bear the hallmarks of unsolved murders committed over a decade ago. Marcella is immediately assigned to the case she first worked on in 2003. The killer was never detected and more bodies have been discovered with the same method of killing. Has the killer re-appeared or is a copycat murderer responsible for these recent deaths? How will Marcella cope returning to duties when her own temperament is so fragile and vulnerable? Will throwing herself into her work provide the answers she's seeking? Or lead her dangerously into territory she must evade at all cost?
Runtime: 60 minutes
Marcella - Anna Friel - Netflix
Anna Louise Friel (born 12 July 1976) is an English actress. Born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, she has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of English television programmes. She played Beth Jordache in the Channel 4 soap Brookside, and portrayed the first lesbian kiss in a British soap opera in January 1994. She made her West End theatre debut in London in 2001 and has subsequently appeared in several productions, including in an adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's and as Yelena in a 2012 production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Friel made her film debut in 1998 in David Leland's Land Girls and has since made a number of films such as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), Timeline (2003), Land of the Lost (2009), and Limitless (2011). Outside of film, she played the role of Charlotte “Chuck” Charles in the ABC comedy series Pushing Daisies, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2008. She is the recipient of a number of awards, including National Television Award (1995), Drama Desk Award (1999), and the Royal Television Society Award (2009). She has also appeared in music videos and television and print media advertising campaigns and is the recipient of an honorary degree from the University of Bolton. In 2016, Friel starred in the ITV/Netflix crime drama, Marcella, as the titular role, for which she was awarded an International Emmy Awards for Best Actress. A second series premiered in March 2018.
Marcella - Awards and nominations - Netflix
2017 International Emmy Awards - Best Actress award for Marcella. 2009 Royal Television Society North West Award – Best Performance in a Single Drama or Drama Series for The Street 2008 Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical Nomination for Pushing Daisies (nominee) 1999 Drama Desk Awards – Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for “Closer” 1995 TV Times Awards – Best Actress 1995 National Television Awards – Most Popular Actress for Brookside 1994 TV Quick Magazine – Best Newcomer Honorary degree, awarded by the University of Bolton.
Marcella - References - Netflix