Clean Sweep

The BBC has acquired the Irish thriller drama CLEAN SWEEP for BBC Four and BBC iPlayer. The six-part thriller series stars award-winning actress Charlene McKenna (BLOODLANDS, PEAKY BLINDERS). Inspired by true events, Clean Sweep follows a seemingly ordinary housewife, Shelly Mohan (Charlene McKenna), a mother of three married to a Garda detective (Barry Ward). On the surface, all seems normal until her dark past comes back to haunt her. It will be launching on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer later this year.

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Charline McKenna

Actress Charlene McKenna has said it was “so freeing” to take on an animated role in her latest project as she didn’t have to worry about hair and make-up. Written and directed by Italy’s Enzo d’Alo, she will co-star in A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL which will get its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, which begins on February 16. Based on the same novel as a 2012 release by Roddy Doyle, it tells the story of a young girl named Mary (12), who has a passion for cooking and is also trying to deal with the fact that her granny is dying.

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Charlene McKenna in CLEAN SWEEP

In CLEAN SWEEP, PEAKY BLINDERS star Charlene McKenna holds the lead role as Shelly Mohan, a housewife and mother of three married to a Garda detective, who kills her former partner in crime when he threatens to expose her dark past. Inspired by true events, it is a compelling and relentless story of mothering and the price paid for long-buried sins.

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Charlene McKenna 101

Irish actress Charlene McKenna is best known for her roles in dramas such as Pure Mule and Raw. The Irish actress has an incredible TV, film and theatre career spanning three decades. The Monaghan-native now resides between Ireland and New York with her American husband Adam Rothenberg.

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