Interview: Joanne Froggatt & Samuel Adewunmi on Complicated Morality in ‘Angela Black’

Spectrum’s latest drama series, Angela Black, stars Downton Abbey alum Joanne Froggatt as a mother of two young boys with an abusive, manipulative husband, Olivier (Michiel Huisman). When she is contacted by Ed (Samuel Adewunmi), a private investigator, she learns even darker secrets about her husband that make her determined to protect her children at any cost.

Awards Radar had the chance to speak to Froggatt and Adewunmi about what drew them to their characters and the twisted nature of good and bad on the show.

Here’s what struck Froggatt most:

“They sent me the first three episodes and I couldn’t put it down. I literally sat in one sitting and read all three episodes back-to-back. So that’s a really good sign, when you start reading the scripts and you hope the audience will feel the same way when they watch it. Angela’s character starts off having very much lost her voice, she’s lost her self. She’s lost who she is as a person. She’s outwardly got this beautiful, amazing life that most would aspire to, but in reality, it’s a very different thing behind closed doors.”

Watch the full conversation below:

All six episodes of Angela Black drop exclusively on Spectrum on Monday, February 7th.


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Written by Abe Friedtanzer

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