[10/17/11 - 11:34 AM]
Tom Hardy Pushes the Limits of Loyalty and Betrayal in the Encore Originals Debut of "The Take," Friday, December 2 at 9PM ET/PT
Brian Cox, Kierston Wareing, Charlotte Riley and Shaun Evans also star in the four-part mini-series.

[07/13/11 - 01:01 PM]
Encore Enters into Premium Pay TV Original Programming - Unveils "Moby Dick" & "The Take" Mini-Series, "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" Documentary
William Hurt, Ethan Hawke, and Gillian Anderson star in the Herman Melville adaptation, premiering Monday, August 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

12/2/11 - 12/23/11
telefilm/mini-series in the can
(from Encore's press release, October 2011) ENCORE Originals is set to debut "The Take," a miniseries starring Tom Hardy (Warrior) based on Martina Cole's best-selling crime thriller. The exciting, uncompromising four-part miniseries will premiere part one on Friday, December 2nd at 9pm et/pt, and will air the subsequent parts Friday nights at 9pm et/pt through December 23rd. Centered around the trials, tribulations and speculations of an English family, "The Take" stars Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Warrior, Inception, RocknRolla, Black Hawk Down) as Freddie Jackson, with Shaun Evans (Boy A) portraying Freddie's cousin Jimmy. Emmy Award(R) winning actor Brian Cox (The Escapist, Troy, The Bourne Supremacy, Braveheart) also stars as Ozzy, the legendary criminal godfather who manipulates the fates of Freddie and his cousin Jimmy. Freddie's wife Jackie is played by Kierston Wareing (Leaving, It's a Free World) and Charlotte Riley (Easy Virtue) plays her younger sister Maggie.
· Brian Cox as Ozzy
· Charlotte Riley as Maggie
· Kierston Wareing as Jackie
· Shaun Evans as Jimmy
· Tom Hardy as Freddie Jackson
· Andrew Lowe as EP
· Charles Pattinson as EP
· David Drury as DIR
· Elaine Pyke as EP
· George Faber as EP
· Helen Flint as EP
· Lavinia Warner as EP
· Martina Cole as EP/BOOK
· Neil Biswas as WRTR
· Suzan Harrison as EP
· Willow Grylls as PROD
· based on a book
· mini-series
· ITV Studios