Tom Burke on Working With ‘Watchmen’ Creator Alan Moore in ‘The Show’ & Becoming Orson Welles in ‘Mank’

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Tom Burke on Working With ‘Watchmen’ Creator Alan Moore in ‘The Show’ & Becoming Orson Welles in ‘Mank’
Tom Burke, best known to global audiences as the restrained, husky private detective Cormoran Strike of BBC’s adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Robert Galbraith novels, is hanging up his hat in British indie film “The Show” to play… another detective. But one, he hastens to add, dreamt up by fantastical “Watchmen” creator Alan Moore. There’s a difference.

“I was worried it would be a little repetitive,” says a thoughtful Burke, the first to acknowledge the optics. “But in the end, the whole world of it was so kind of upside down, and through some weird lens, that it was a contrast in a really interesting way. And I’m a huge Moore fan and have been for a very long time.”

The Show,” which is being shopped by the U.K.’s Protagonist Pictures and premieres at the Sitges Film Festival , marks a rare project for Moore that
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