Midnight Man (2008)

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Midnight Man is a 2008 British television serial produced by Carnival Films for the ITV network. The three-part serial stars James Nesbitt as Max Raban, a former investigative journalist who discovers an international conspiracy involving government policy groups and death squads. It co-stars Catherine McCormack as Alice Ross, a policy advisor who helps Raban, and Reece Dinsdale as Blake, the head of the death squad.

The serial was written by David Kane in response to national paranoia in the wake of the War on Terror. Kane was inspired by the way the films Three Days of the Condor, The Parallax View and The Conversation reflected a post-Vietnam paranoia in the United States. The director David Drury had the predominantly nighttime-set serial filmed in the winter, to maximise the use of darkness and keep down production costs. His inspiration for the look of the serial came from The Godfather, which featured rich colours.

Reaction to the serial was generally positive; critics believed the drama was formulaic and uninspired, but appreciated the direction and acting. Nesbitt received a Best Actor nomination at the 2008 ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards.

Series Cast

  1. Reece Dinsdale as Blake

    Reece Dinsdale


    3 Episodes

  2. Ian Puleston-Davies as Jimmy Kerrigan

    Ian Puleston-Davies

    Jimmy Kerrigan

    3 Episodes

  3. Peter Capaldi as Trevor

    Peter Capaldi


    3 Episodes

  4. Catherine McCormack as Alice Ross

    Catherine McCormack

    Alice Ross

    3 Episodes

  5. James Nesbitt as Max Raban

    James Nesbitt

    Max Raban

    3 Episodes

  6. Rupert Graves as Daniel Cosgrave

    Rupert Graves

    Daniel Cosgrave

    3 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1 - Midnight Man

Season 1

2008 | 3 Episodes

Season 1 of Midnight Man premiered on May 8, 2008.

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Midnight Man


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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