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Homecoming for Belfast actress in BBC drama

By Jackie Bell

The BBC has announced a new family drama set and filmed in Northern Ireland, which will star Christopher Eccleston and Belfast actress Paula Malcomson.

Come Home will be a three-part series which will explore "the messy realities of parenthood, marriage and what happens when a mother switches the reset button on her life".

Eccleston plays father and husband Greg dealing with the aftermath of his wife Marie, played by Malcomson, walking out on him and their three children.

The series will look at what leads a mother to turn her back on her family and the impact it has on everyone, as well as what caused Marie to leave in the first place. Malcomson said of her new role: "After working in the US for 25 years I am thrilled to be back home working for the second time in a year, telling working class stories for a thinking, feeling audience."

The series was written by BAFTA and International Emmy award-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst and is produced by RED Production Company for BBC One.

Brocklehurst said: "Chris and Paula are two of the UK's finest actors and I couldn't be more thrilled to have them in Come Home."

Come Home will be produced in partnership with the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen.

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