Actor Hugh Quarshie played Stephen’s dad Neville in the original ITV movie The Murder of Stephen Lawrence and reprised the role for Stephen.
“I think for me, it reminded me why this job is worth doing.”, Quarshie explained.
“I did come close to giving up at least three times in the course of my career and some of the work I’ve done has paid the rent but it always hasn’t seemed terribly important or significant.
“This one mattered, as did the first one [The Murder of Stephen Lawrence].
“It felt right to do, it felt important to do and the hope is in the multichannel universe that this will get the audience that it needs and deserves but this certainly was a reassurance of being an actor.”
Stephen will premiere on Monday, August 30, at 9pm on ITV.