Colin Morgan explains why he wanted the role of Tom Anderson in #TheFall

THE FALL is on now and interest in the series has picked up since it originally aired on the BBC. Why did Colin Morgan want the role of Tom Anderson?

PUBLISHED: 19:49, Tue, Sep 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:49, Tue, Sep 8, 2020

The Fall is one of the most popular series on right now and the thrilling murder investigation has sparked a lot of interest. The series follows serial killer Paul Spector (played by Jamie Dornan) and police investigator Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson). Season two introduced a new character, DC Tom Anderson (Colin Morgan) and actor Morgan has explained why he was keen to take on the role.

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Why did Colin Morgan want the role of Tom Anderson?

Tom Anderson was introduced in the fourth episode of the second season of The Fall.

He had been investigating at a crime scene where a woman was found dead in a forest, and he believed the victim may have been Rose Stagg (Valene Kane).

Gibson wanted him on board her investigation as he had clearly shown an interest in the case, and he was very experienced.

He helped arrest Spector and interview him, as well as Spector's accomplice Katie Benedetto (Aisling Franciosi).

Anderson also attended the scene at which Spector had hidden Stagg, but he ended up being shot by Jimmy Tyler (Brian Milligan).

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Thankfully he managed to survive the incident with just a bullet wound to the arm.

Spector, on the other hand, barely pulled through and spent time in intensive care as he was in a critical condition.

Gibson had developed feelings towards Anderson and she even slept with him, but Anderson thought it was simply due to his likeness to Spector.

Actor Morgan spoke to BBC Northern Ireland about why he was keen to play the role of Anderson.

He said: "He becomes involved in an unexpected way and he's very much aware of the investigation.

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