Lennie James to Take Part in a Save Me Masterclass at Ed TV Fest

Today The Edinburgh TV Festival has announced an exclusive Save Me masterclass with creator, writer and actor Lennie James, director Nick Murphy and executive producers Simon Heath (World Productions) and Jessica Sykes (Independent Talent).

The six-part Sky Atlantic series launched in February and introduced us to an unlikely hero in Nelly Rowe, played by Lennie James. The life and soul of his local boozer, a charmer, chancer, fighter, and liar, Nelly’s world is turned upside down after he is arrested and accused of kidnapping his 13-year-old daughter Jody, a child he barely knew existed.

The series became the fastest ever downloaded box-set release on Sky, with almost 700,000 watching the full series in the first week alone, and more than a million-people watching the entire series in less than a fortnight. A second series has recently been confirmed and will once again star James as Nelly and see the return of Suranne Jones as his ex-lover and Jody’s mother, Claire.