Bodyguard is a drama series that centers around the political turmoil in the United Kingdom. The political thriller series first aired on August 26, 2018 on BBC One. The show was later picked up by Netflix for international distribution. The show is written and created by Jed Mercurio and stars Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes in leading roles. Thomas Vincent and John Strickland serve as the directors, while the show is executive produced by Simon Heath, Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Jed Mercurio.
Bodyguard was immensely successful when it first released. It was nominated for two Golden Globes – Best Television Series – Drama and Best Actor – Television Series Drama; the latter was won by Richard Madden. The first season of the show was also lauded by the critics, with several praising show’s taut story-telling. Variety had this to say about the show: “Both juicy in its delving into character psychology and rippingly ready to tear up its playbook as it goes, it’s a six-episode ride that demands, and rewards, a quick binge.”
Bodyguard Cast: Who is in it?
Sergeant David Budd is played by Richard Madden of Game of Thrones’ fame (the mighty Robb Stark). Budd is a Protection Command bodyguard and a former soldier of the Afghanistan War.
The Right Honourable Julia Montague is played by Keeley Hawes. Montague is the Home Secretary as well as Conservative MP for Thames West.
Commander Anne Sampson is played by Gina McKee. Anne is the head of Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command.
Vicky Budd is played by Sophie Rundle. She is the ex-wife of David Budd. She is a mother to two kids named Charlie who is seven years old and Ella who is ten years old. She serves as a ward sister at a London hospital.