‘It’s heartbreaking’: Damian Lewis on the misery of human trafficking exposed in new Manchester TV drama
Damian Lewis stars in Stolen a distressing new TV drama filmed in Manchester and Salford which is based on the work of a police unit combating human trafficking.
by Ian Wylie –4 JUL 2011
Once upon a time, each and every day in fact, children are being trafficked into the UK and put to work. Unpaid, unprotected, unseen. So begins a shocking, disturbing and sometimes distressing TV drama. Filmed in Manchester and Salford, Stolen is a gripping thriller based on a reality hidden away from our everyday view.
“It’s absolutely heartbreaking,” reflects Band of Brothers star Damian Lewis, who plays Det Insp Anthony Carter, head of a human trafficking unit racing against time to save child slaves.
“It left me reeling at the thought of just how overwhelming the scale is of the trafficking that comes in and out of this country in human beings … little children.”
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