Charter Pictures Announces International Cast for New U.S. Action/Drama Cable TV Series

One of the most celebrated British Gangsters of modern times is being joined by Asia's hottest new action star in a new Action/Drama Series for American Cable TV.
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Jan. 9, 2012 - PRLog -- Former British Gangster DAVE COURTNEY is set to Star in a new TV Series being developed for American cable titled “LONDON CALLING”.  With locations set in both London and Las Vegas, the fully-scripted action/drama series is, according to the show’s Creator & Executive Producer Billy Clark, “…a highly stylized, well-crafted production with compelling storylines, but the audience will know that what they see in each episode is, was, or might have been something Dave did in real life – The Ultimate Fusion Of Action, Drama And Reality!”.   Also starring with Dave in the project will be CHRIS YEN, one of the hottest new female action stars in the world.

Originally a trusted part of the infamous Kray mob and more recently head of the UK organization called “The Firm”, Dave Courtney has often been referred to by the British press as being “The Most Feared Man in London” and “The Yellow Pages of the Underworld”.  Although once commanding a 500 man enforcement army, since “retiring” Courtney has received international cult celebrity status having written 6 best-selling novels, recorded with various Rap stars, and appeared in numerous independent feature films, television programs, and international publications such as Vogue and Maxim.

Co-Star Chris Yen, having been raised in Boston and a 1999 graduate of Boston College, has recently emerged as one of the world’s top female martial arts stars with her #1 Hong Kong Box Office hit “Black Rose”, and the recent Thomas Jane vehicle “Give 'em Hell Malone”, directed by Russell Mulcahy. Ms. Yen also happens to be the daughter of world-renowned martial artist Tai Chi Master Bow Sim Mark, the younger sister of international martial arts superstar Donnie Yen, and the winner of the first-ever International Wushu Tournament in Xian, China – and when coupled with her expertise in Krav Maga/MMA, Chris lends additional substance to the “realism” of story and atmosphere so integral to the “London Calling” project.

Executive Producer Billy Clark is currently in preliminary talks with various cable networks concerning production, with an anticipated 2013 season airdate. The Series’ Pilot Episode was written by Clark and East Coast veteran screenwriter Alfred Thomas Catalfo.

Although much admired and commended by the general citizenry for his long-time support of various UK children’s charities, Dave Courtney was unfortunately again in the British news this past September when his 23 yr old Stepson, Genson Courtney, was the victim of what Scotland Yard referred to as a “Gangland-Style Hit” on the city streets in broad daylight…

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