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Elliot Knight plays the title role in Sinbad

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Elliot Knight plays the title role in Sinbad, a 12-part fantasy drama due to begin Sky One on Sunday 8 July 2012.

In what’s probably Sky’s most ambitious home-grown show yet, Elliot Knight stars within the title role of Sinbad, an epic 12-part fantasy drama because of start on Sky One on Sunday 8 July 2012.

Based around the original story in the Arabian Nights, Sinbad is on the run from his home town of Basra following the death of his brother and takes to the sea. Joining him on board the ship The Providence are Norwegian sailor Gunnar (played by Elliot Cowan), jewel-thief Rina (played by Marama Corlett) and aristocratic Nala (played by Estella Daniels). And months of CGI work have formulated an impressive array of monsters with which the sailors need to deal.

Actors in Sinbad

Elliot Knight is a newcomer to television and Stuart Murphy, Sky’s director of entertainment, explained the choice inside a Sky press release. He said: “I really like risks and instead of going for a known actor, we cast someone straight out of acting school. We wanted someone fresh, surprising and funky, but additionally vulnerable, and also the moment we saw Elliot's casting tape, we knew we’d discovered an amazing talent.”

In contrast, Elliot Cowan continues to be on television for more than a decade since early appearances in 2001 in Judge John Deed and Jonathan Creek. His first recurring role was as Corporal Jem Poynton in Ultimate Force. He has also played Mr Darcy in Lost in Austen, Matthew Symmonds in The Fixer and Mark Ashburn in Marchlands.

Marama Corlett is another relative newcomer having had roles in the shorts Todd & your tooth Fairy and Missed Connections before playing Hennahead in the 2011 film The Devil’s Double. Likewise, Estella Daniels has few credits to her name, having only played Tsitsi within an episode of Ashes to Ashes and Karal Turay in Thorne: Scaredy Cat.

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    Sinbad also features Dame Janet Suzman as Sinbad’s grandmother, Junix Inocian as Cook, Paul Barber because the captain and Dimitri Leonidas as Anwar. Other actors include Dougray Scott, Evanna Lynch, Mathew Horne, Orla Brady, Lee Ingleby, Naveen Andrews, Sophie Okonedo and Timothy Spall.

    Team Behind Sinbad

    Sinbad was a hopeless Pictures production for Sky and BBC Worldwide produced with the assistance of Nine Network Australia. BBC Worldwide contain the international distribution rights. The series was made by Tim Haines, Sophie Gardiner and Andrew Woodhead for Impossible Pictures and Elwen Rowlands for Sky. It was compiled by Jack Lothian.

    Other Portrayals of Sinbad

    The swashbuckling hero Sinbad is a popular option for TV and film makes dating back to very first animated short film Sinbad the Sailor in 1935. The favourite adaptations were made by Ray Harryhausen, beginning with The 7th Voyage of Sinbad in 1958, and going on to The Golden Voyage of Sinbad in 1974 and Sinbad & The Eye of the Tiger in 1977. The newest version may be the 2012 film Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage with Shalin Sean Solimon playing Sinbad.