STARRING opposite Sean Bean, Stephen Graham also shares the headline with Hannah Walters.
Appearing as a couple in Time, both actors have fed off their natural chemistry and were hailed as “a powerhouse of cinema.”
Hannah Walters and Stephen Graham appear in Time as a coupleCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Are Time’s Stephen Graham and Hannah Walters a couple in real life?
Their appearance as husband and wife on the three-parter is definitely inspired by reality.
Stephen and Hannah first met when they were in training at the Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.
Growing closer in 2006, whilst filming the British drama This Is England, they chose to tie the knot on 6, June 2008.
They have two children together. A son named Alfie and a daughter called Grace.
Hannah and Stephen have been married since 2008Credit: Getty – Contributor
Speaking of their performance in Time, director Lewis Arnold said, according to The Mirror : “They were amazing – they switched it on instantly. Their chemistry is just extraordinary, it’s infectious as well as for the crew.”
“Everyone just loves working for them and looks forward to them being on set because they’re such a joy as a couple… but also as a powerhouse of cinema.”
Both Hannah, 46, and Stephen, 47, know what hides behind their on-screen chemistry.
“Twenty-eight years we’ve known each other. I’m going to be honest – the secret is that it’s me fancying my best mate”, the actress said according to The Mirror.
Before admitting : “I want to kill him at times… but I just adore him.”
For Stephen, starring alongside Hannah has been nothing short of “absolutely phenomenal.”
Speaking in an online Q&A about Time, the actor admitted : “I watched Hannah back in the day at drama school and always thought she was brilliant.”
What is Time on BBC One about?
In Time, first aired on Sunday, 6 June 2021 on BBC One, Stephen is immersed in the prison environment.
The series follows Mark Cobden (Sean Bean), a newly imprisoned man consumed by guilt following his crime, who meets Eric McNally (Stephen Graham) a brilliant prison officer.
But when one of the most dangerous inmates identifies his biggest weakness, Eric has to choose between his principles and his family.
Both actors star as men on the edge in this gritty prison drama.
Stephen Graham stars alongside Sean Bean in the prison dramaCredit: BBC
When is Time next on TV and how can I watch it?
As mentioned above, Time was launched on Sunday at 9pm.
The series is set to air weekly on BBC One.
However, after the airing of episode 1, the full series has already been made available on BBC iPlayer.