Stephen Tompkinson’s ‘unrecognizable’ appearance leaves Sherwood fans distracted | Television & Radio | Showbiz and television


On Monday, BBC viewers tuned in to watch the third episode of Sherwood. David Morrissey stars as lead detective, Ian St Clair, as he tries to solve two murders in a small town in Nottinghamshire. The six-part drama delves into the murder cases that at the time sparked a massive manhunt.

However, midway through the episode, viewers were distracted when Stephen Tompkinson made an appearance.

Some commented on how his hair was the star of the show, while others compared him to Sir Billy Connolly.

Stephen plays the character of Warnock, a former miner and friend of murder victim Gary (played by Alun Armstrong).

At the time, viewers were quick to take to social media to share their thoughts on the actor’s transformation.

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Joanne Froggatt’s character, Sarah Vincent, ended up being killed by her stepfather, Andy Fisher (Adeel Akhtar).

However, when Andy’s son Neel Fisher (Bally Gill) discovered his wife, his father was there to comfort him.

Although, at the end of the episode, Andy was seen running away in a panic.

He ended up jumping out of the car he was traveling in with Neel, and nearly got hit by a truck,

The BBC drama creator, who grew up in the village of Annesley Woodhouse, told Express.co.uk and other outlets why he wanted to tell such an important story.

“I’ve wanted to find a story to tell in my home town for a very long time and I’m incredibly proud to grow up and come from where I come from in North Nottinghamshire,” explained James Graham.

“I felt a tremendous privilege and responsibility to try to give voice to the kind of people and characters I grew up with and the issues that still aggravate us every day and I just wanted to briefly acknowledge that.

“As many of you know, it’s inspired by real things that happened, and I’ve felt overwhelmed at times with the responsibility for it because I take it incredibly seriously.”

Sherwood returns Tuesday at 9 p.m. on BBC One.

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