DESCRIPTION: (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.