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Robin Hood

Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood
Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood

Robin Hood returns to TV

Filming has begun in Budapest for a new series about Robin Hood for BBC One.

Robin Hood’s new look, together with Dominic Minghella’s scripts updates the legend for a contemporary audience.

TV newcomer Jonas Armstrong has the responsibility of playing the hooded man. He says,

Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood
Robin is a 'total legend'.

"I think we’ve come up with something cool that’s both modern and medieval, with a bit of street, I’ve even got a hoodie!

"He’s a total legend, I’m privileged to play a character that is known and loved by millions."

The series also stars Keith Allen as the Sheriff of Nottingham; Lucy Griffiths as Maid Marian and Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff’s lieutenant.

Robin's Merry Men include Gordon Kennedy as Little John; Sam Troughton as Robin’s loyal manservant 'Much'; Harry Lloyd as Will Scarlett; Joe Armstrong as Allan-a-Dale and and William Beck as 'Roy'.

Robin Hood is set for transmission on BBC ONE in Autumn 2006.

last updated: 06/02/07
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