Mars stars reunite for film caper
17 May 2007
The low-budget film, which is currently shooting in the UK, sees the duo ditch their TV police personas and take on the characters of career criminals.
“John and I are the bad boys,” Glenister told BBC Radio 2. “We rob a bank. We rob a few banks, actually.”
More than seven million people tuned in to BBC One to see the final episode of Life On Mars last month.
The show followed modern-day policeman Sam Tyler, played by Simm, who found himself mysteriously transported back to the 1970s.
The role has earned Simm a nomination for best actor at this weekend’s Bafta TV awards. more
Mars boys in gangster flick
19 May 2007
Philip Glenister and John Simm are reunited once more. But this time, they’re not playing cops – they’re villains.
The pair – DCI Gene Hunt and Sam Tyler in Life On Mars – are bank robbers in forthcoming Brit gangster flick Tuesday.
The film is set in the Eighties and filming is underway in Woolwich, south east London. more