Armadillo

Starring: James Frain, Moses Rockman, Tom Hiddleston

William Boyd’s darkly comic and acute exploration of modern life

Lorimer Black is not the man he appears to be…

One winter’s morning in London, loss adjuster Lorimer Black – handsome, clever, insomniac – goes to keep a routine appointment to assess an insurance claim and finds a hanged man. Not a good start to the day by anyone’s standards, but for Lorimer it is the beginning of a time of confusion and betrayal that turns his life upside down.

As Lorimer, increasingly stressed and baffled by the actions and deceptions of those around him, battles through, he realises the peace and security he craves can only be provided by escape…

Adapted by William Boyd from his bestselling novel, Armadillo is a darkly comic and acute exploration of modern life and the need we all feel to be safe and loved.

‘An immensely stylish piece of work packed with things that don’t make sense just yet, but the trick is to absorb, not analyse… a fine performance from the always brilliant Hugh Bonneville as the horrifying insensitive Torquil’ – Mail on

More information

Genre: Tv Series

Release Date: 7th September 2015

Year of production: 2001

Director: Howard Davies

Running Time: 168 min

Cat No: 163492

Certification: 15

Format: DVD