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Buchan, Cox, Duncan sign for WW2 drama

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Buchan, Cox, Duncan sign for WW2 drama

Rex Features

Andrew Buchan, Brian Cox and Lindsay Duncan have signed up for BBC Two drama The Sinking Of The Laconia.

The two-part series, which also stars Inglourious Basterds star Ken Duken, tells the true story of the heroism shown by some during the Second World War.

Brian Cox plays Captain Sharp, whose armed British vessel the RMS Laconia was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat 156 on September 12, 1942. Also on board was third officer Thomas Mortimer (Buchan), who heroically risked his life to help the passengers reach the lifeboats.

Filming began last week on the 67th anniversary of the sinking of The Laconia.

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