Richard Gere in MotherFatherSon FIRST LOOK: Actor transforms into troubled business titan for gritty BBC drama
He plays a ruthless media tycoon for the first major TV role of his career.
And Richard Gere transformed into a troubled business man in the first official stills from upcoming BBC drama, MotherFatherSon this week.
The Pretty Woman actor, 69, looked stoic as businessman Max, as he stared into the distance in the tense scene, clad in a olive shirt and slate grey blazer.
First look: Richard Gere transformed into a troubled business man in the first official stills from upcoming BBC drama, MotherFatherSon this week (above with co-star Billy Howle)
The handsome star showed off his ageless good looks as he wore his silver locks in a coiffed quiff.
The Officer and a Gentleman star was joined in the scene by Billy Howle, who plays his son Caden in the drama.
Billy, 29, looked dapper in a powder blue shirt, pinstripe tie and black suit jacket for the scene.
Filming: Back in October, Richard was seen filming scenes in Seville, Spain, which had transformed into Mexico for the shoot
Richard and Billy star alongside Helen McCrory in MotherFatherSon – created and written by Tom Rob Smith (known for his work on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story).
The series is set to air on BBC Two and fans will see Gere take on the role of Max – a self-made businessman.
McCrory plays his estranged wife Kathryn following the breakdown of their marriage and the duo share a son Caden, 30, who is set to follow in his father’s footsteps while running Max’s UK newspaper.
However, the future of the family and its empire is threatened when Caden spirals out of control and causes devastating consequences.
Speaking about the series, Gere insisted he was ‘so pleased’ to be a part of it.
Happy couple: Richard’s new project comes as the veteran actor is preparing to welcome his first child with third wife Alejandra Silva, 35 (pictured in May 2017)
MotherFatherSon is described as a political and psychological thriller that sits at the intersections of police, politics and the press (pictured, Richard Gere on set)
‘It’s been almost 30 years since I worked in television. I’m so pleased to be working now with the BBC on this extraordinary 8 hour project with such talented people and which resonates so much to the time we live in.’
Helen added: ‘Tom Rob Smith has written the most astonishing script – completely original and full of surprises.’
Howle said of his role in the series: ‘I feel humbled to be given the opportunity to portray such a complex role with such a specific set of challenges, for me as a person and an actor. I really hope that I can do it justice.
‘And what better people to be collaborating with?! I can’t wait to get going.’
Richard’s new project comes as the veteran actor is preparing to welcome his first child with third wife Alejandra Silva, 35.
Richard Gere is playing a ruthless media tycoon in the first major TV role of his career in MotherFatherSon
The couple confirmed their baby news in September, with Alejandra sharing a photo of herself and husband Gere meeting the Dalai Lama – who put his hand on her bump to bless the unborn child.
Their baby news comes after screen icon Richard tied the knot with Alejandra in April, after four years together.
Richard has an 18-year-old son called Homer with former wife Carey Lowell.
They married in 2002 and split 14 years later. He had previously been married to first wife Cindy Crawford for four years between 1991 and 1995.
Gere met his future wife at a luxury Italian boutique hotel Alejandra bought with her former husband and was managing at the time.
Superstar: The actor is known his roles in films including Pretty Woman (1990)