James Nesbitt on Howell and Stewart drama The Secret

The story of Colin Howell and Hazel Stewart, who murdered their spouses in Co Derry so they could continue to be lovers, is being retold in a new television drama starring James Nesbitt, who grew up in the town where it all happened. He tells Susan Griffin about tackling a role that's 'chillingly' close to home

Genevieve O'Reilly and James Nesbitt as Hazel Stewart and Colin Howell in The Secret
ALTHOUGH ITV's new murder series starring James Nesbitt is set in Northern Ireland in the early 90s it's not a Troubles drama, its subject matter the crimes of infamous killers, and former lovers, Colin Howell and Hazel Stewart. The four-part series details the true story, which will already be familiar to viewers in Northern Ireland, of how dentist Howell, played by Nesbitt, and Sunday school teacher Stewart, played by Genevieve O'Reilly, killed their respective spouses after their own love affair was discovered. Howell and Stewart gassed their spouses to death in May 1991, [...]

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