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Grant to appear in C4 crime drama

Richard E Grant is to star in a new Channel 4 drama about the criminal underworld set in Brighton.

The cast of The Fear will be headed by Peter Mullan - who won acclaim in the movie Tyrannosaur - playing a crime boss-turned-entrepreneur.

The four-part series also sees former EastEnders actor Paul Nicholls and Harry Lloyd - who appeared in the acclaimed BBC adaptation of Great Expectations - playing his sons.

Peter portrays Richie Beckett whose past in the crime world is masked by a new-found respectability as he tries to revamp the city's West Pier. But his world is thrown into turmoil due to the impact of the Albanian mafia and aggressive early-onset dementia.

Richard plays a plastic surgeon who himself has a dark past which is intertwined with Beckett and his wife Jo (Anastasia Hille).

The hour-long episodes were written by Richard Cottan, who worked on BBC crime drama Wallander, and will be filmed around Brighton.

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