James Nesbitt was recently interviewed by Yahoo T.V. about the new BBC Drama series ‘The Missing’
Tony (James Nesbitt) in ‘The Missing’
James Nesbitt plays Tony Hughes. While on holiday, he and his wife, Emily (played by Frances O’Connor, of Mr. Selfridge), lose their son, and for the next eight years, Tony maintains a relentless attempt to find the boy.
What can you tell us about the show?
“It is an eight-part drama about a family — an ordinary, pretty happy family. One child, devoted to their only child. They go on holiday, annual summer holiday, and a terrible series of events unfolds. We lose our son, and The Missing tells the story of a family shattered and of a father — from my point of view as a father — whose life becomes about finding out what happened to his son between 2006 and 2014.
We start the show in 2014, where Tony, my character, has uncovered a piece of evidence that he thinks could help find out what happened to his son and possibly locate him. But it’s really about an obsession; it’s about the impact of something so unimaginable and horrible on the individuals around him .”
The Starz/BBC drama will premier on the 15th November 2014 simultaneously in the UK and America.