The BBC Press Office
has more on the BBC One film Stolen:
Damian Lewis plays Detective Inspector Anthony Carter in a fast-paced thriller about human trafficking in Britain today, where
children are brought here for a better life but end up working illegally outside the system.
It’s a story of modern child slavery that demonstrates the broadening scope of single dramas on BBC One.
Stolen follows the story of one man, Anthony (Lewis), and three children.
Anthony works in the Human Trafficking Unit, battling to make a difference to the plight of exploited children being smuggled
into the UK and from there, to anywhere and to any fate.
Anthony has a wall of snapshots in his office of unknown children, children without passports, without identity, without
family, without hope, who have been smuggled into this country to be enslaved and exploited: Rosemary 11, is a terrorised young
girl from West Africa, who thought she was coming to England to be educated. She is sold as a house servant; Kim Pak, 15, is a
gardener in a Vietnamese cannabis house, imprisoned in a semi in suburbia; Georgie, 14, from the Ukraine, is put to work in the
food industry, making sandwiches.
If Anthony could save just one of those faces on his wall, it would be worth it.
According to the online magazine, Blast, Damian Lewis has signed a limited amount of special edition art prints of Brian Fox’s portrait of Major
Richard Winters. The portrait is part of The Major Richard Winters Leadership Project, a campaign to raise money for a monument
in Normandy and a documentary film that will focus on Major Winters’ leadership during WWII. Damian Lewis will narrate the film.