Stephen Dillane was in Cannes to promote The Tunnel, the Franco-British thriller in which he co-stars with French actress Clémence Poésy. This dual nationality was part of the project’s appeal, said Dillane: « as soon as the French are involved, there’s a different cinematic culture: that’s part of the attraction. »
Best known as Stannis Baratheon in Game of Thrones, Dillane also commented on whether epic series like these have contributed to put TV on a par with Hollywood today. « It’s indisputable that there’s stuff coming out on TV now that shares production values with things that would previously have been confined to the big screen, » said Dillane.
Adapted from the Danish/Swedish hit series « The Bridge », MIPCOM 2013′s World Premiere Screening is a 10×60′ thriller. This Sky Atlantic HD and CANAL+ commission is distributed by Shine International and co-produced by Kudos and Shine France Films.