Inspector Banks cast for unpoming British series

The Daily Mirror is reporting that Steven Tompkinson (BALLYKISSANGEL, WILD AT HEART ) will be playing Inspector Alan Banks in the ITV series AFTERMATH. The series is based on the stellar work of author Peter Robinson.

“There is probably room for a new detective on ITV now that Morse has gone and Frost is going. I’ve always wanted to play a detective. I adored Columbo so I will have to wear a mac in tribute to him.”

It seems Banks creator Robinson is equally pleased. On his site he posted:

I’m thrilled to have him in the part. He’s an extremely popular actor in the UK – some of you may know him from Ballykissangel and Wild at Heart, and he was terrific in the movie Brassed Off.

Personally, I’ve not seen him. But he has a pretty strong resume so I am looking forward to seeing what he’s got!