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The Escape Artist (2013)

TV-14 Drama
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There is a line between law and justice.


A chilling and bloody legal thriller that explores the line between law and justice. Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm, specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the notorious prime suspect in an horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results, not to mention a shocking twist.

  1. David Wolstencroft


Series Cast

  1. David Tennant as Will Burton

    David Tennant

    Will Burton

    3 Episodes

  2. Toby Kebbell as Liam Foyle

    Toby Kebbell

    Liam Foyle

    3 Episodes

  3. Sophie Okonedo as Maggie Gardner

    Sophie Okonedo

    Maggie Gardner

    3 Episodes

  4. Ashley Jensen as Kate Burton

    Ashley Jensen

    Kate Burton

    3 Episodes

  5. Anton Lesser as Richard Mayfield QC

    Anton Lesser

    Richard Mayfield QC

    3 Episodes

  6. Roy Marsden as Peter Simkins

    Roy Marsden

    Peter Simkins

    3 Episodes

  7. Stephen Wight as Danny Monk

    Stephen Wight

    Danny Monk

    3 Episodes

  8. Gus Barry

    Jamie Burton

    3 Episodes

  9. Nicholas Woodeson as George Balfour QC

    Nicholas Woodeson

    George Balfour QC

    3 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2013 • 3 Episodes

Season 1 of The Escape Artist premiered on October 29, 2013.

Episode 3

(1x3, November 12, 2013) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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