Actor Mark Strong gets second crack at 'Low Winter Sun'

The British actor, right, is again playing the role of a policeman who must investigate the very murder he committed in the AMC drama “Low Winter Sun.”


Actor Mark Strong is getting a rare second chance.

The British actor is again playing the role of a policeman who must investigate the very murder he committed in the AMC drama “Low Winter Sun.”

“I think I chose to play him twice because you don’t get that opportunity as an actor ever. Normally you play a part, you put it to bed, it’s done. The idea that you can resurrect a character seven or eight years later, move him from Edinburgh to Detroit, was too fascinating a creative opportunity, I think, to let go by.

"And the difference is an interesting question because essentially he’s me, but of course, the culture of a cop in Scotland, in Edinburgh, is very different from one in Detroit. I think what’s been fascinating has been to be able to take a three-hour original and make it 10 hours. We’ve cherry-picked the best moments of the original but kind of let it fly. Now we’ve got an extra element to the story that we can run with, and Frank now belongs to Detroit.”

“Low Winter Sun” airs on AMC Sunday at 9 p.m.

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