Idris Elba to Star (and Produce) Alongside an Array of Young Talent in BBC Three Drama 'Five by Five'
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Idris Elba to Star (and Produce) Alongside an Array of Young Talent in BBC Three Drama 'Five by Five'

BBC Three
BBC Three

BBC Three’s “Five by Five” is a series of short films from new writers featuring new on-screen talent working alongside established on-screen talent. Set in London, the five standalone films feature chance encounters people face which question identity and change perception.

The series of short films is co-produced by BBC Studios and and Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures.

Cat Jones has been confirmed as lead writer of the 5 short films, alongside new writers Lee Coan, Namsi Khan, Selina Lim and Nathaniel Price.

Idris Elba will star alongside leading cast Georgina Campbell, Michael Ajao, Ben Tavassoli, Ruth Madeley, and Sope Dirisu. Further cast include Jasmine Jobson, Taurean Steele, Nina Yndis, and Andrei Zayats.



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The “Five by Five” films will be directed by Screen International Star of Tomorrow Kate Herron.

Idris Elba of Green Door Pictures, says: “I have spent time with these five talented writers and observed their storylining process. The scripts are uplifting and incredible, and with this group of young actors now attached to star, BBC Three viewers are in for an absolute blast. I couldn’t be prouder of what they have achieved.”

Damien Kavanagh, Controller of BBC Three, adds: “This BBC Three collaboration with Idris and Green Door gives opportunities to some of the best and brightest new talent to work with some of the biggest and most established talent around. It’s a win win for everyone involved and I’m delighted BBC Three can be part of something like this.”

Five by Five will be produced by Dean Byfield, executive produced by Idris Elba for Green Door Pictures, and Richard Stokes and Hilary Salmon for BBC Studios. Cat Jones is lead writer and co-executive producer.

Filming has commenced in London for one-week.

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