Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Taking a Wrong Turn; David Morrissey Tells Us about His Role as a Cabbie Who Gets Involved with a Criminal Gang We Love

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Taking a Wrong Turn; David Morrissey Tells Us about His Role as a Cabbie Who Gets Involved with a Criminal Gang We Love

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Byline: BEST TV By Neil Batey

New series THE DRIVER Tue BBC1 9pm David Morrissey is fast becoming television's go-to guy for playing angsty middle-aged men who reach a dangerous crossroads in their lives.

In The 7.39, he played a frustrated family man who embarked on a passionate affair with a much younger woman.

And in this tense thriller, David portrays depressed cabbie Vince McKee, who escapes his boring life by taking a job as a driver for a crime gang.

"Like Carl in The 7.39, Vince must choose the life he wants to live," says David, 50. "The Driver is about a man who makes a bad decision and there are terrible consequences for his whole family.

"The clock is ticking for Vince and we see him spinning all these plates as he tries to get out of his predicament."

Vince is disillusioned with his job as a taxi driver in Manchester, and also feels responsible for the sudden disappearance of Tim, his son with wife Ros (Claudie Blakley). …

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