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Series Mania: Shane Meadows on ‘The Virtues,’ Chinwags with Actors, 5-10 Camera Setups

Series Mania: Shane Meadows on ‘The Virtues,’ Chinwags with Actors, 5-10 Camera Setups

Lille, France — It takes just the first five minutes of Shane Meadows’ “The Virtues” – written with Jack Thorne, produced by Warp Films, airing shortly on the U.K.’s Channel 4, part of ITV Studios Global Ent.’s spring drama slate – for viewers to feel a large compassion for Joseph, played by Stephen Graham.

That’s despite – or because of, in part – his not saying a word.

He’s just dropped off from work, some painting job, at his drab council flat, runs a bath, puts on the kettle, and is suddenly lost on reverie, then looks out of the window at some kids playing football across the way in a playground and fingers his temple, as if his head has an old wound, while tears well in his eyes.

Something is clearly not right with Joseph, who is losing everything he holds dear. His ex-wife, and 10-year-old son are

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