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Peacock Announces Original Series Lockerbie Starring Colin Firth

The five-part series is based on the 1988 Lockerbie disaster and the search for justice by Dr. Jim Swire and his wife Jane.

By Peacock Staff
Colin Firth

Academy Award®, BAFTA®, Golden Globe® and SAG Award®-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man, The Staircase) will star in the upcoming Peacock series Lockerbie. Firth will portray Dr. Jim Swire, who tragically lost his beloved daughter, Flora, in the devastating event and has doggedly pursued justice, along with his wife Jane, ever since.  

What is Lockerbie about? 

On Dec 21, 1988, 259 passengers and crew were killed when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland 38 minutes after take-off, with a further 11 residents losing their life as the plane came down over the quiet town.  

In the wake of the disaster and his daughter Flora’s death, Dr. Jim Swire (Firth), becomes the spokesperson for the UK victims’ families, who have united to demand truth and justice. Traveling across continents and political divides, Jim embarks on a relentless journey that not only jeopardizes his stability, family, and life, but completely overturns his trust in the justice system. As the truth shifts under Jim’s feet, his view of the world is left forever sullied.  

Exploring events from the disaster and its aftermath, Lockerbie provides an intimate account of a man, a husband, and a father who risks everything in memory of his daughter and the unflinching pursuit of truth and justice.   

While you wait for Lockerbie to become available to stream, check out Colin Firth’s movies on Peacock, like The Mercy and A Summer in Genoa

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