Tom Hollander revs up clergy in new sitcom (VIDEO)

Tom Hollander, the star of new BBC sitcom Rev says he and co-writer James Wood were inspired by a real story of a vicar thrown into London social life.

The six-part series stars Tom and Olivia Colman as a vicar, who’s not best suited to inner city preaching, and his remarkably un-Christian wife.

Tom explains the essence of Rev: “It came from a story I heard about a vicar who became west London’s most invited because the Shadow Cabinet wanted to get their children into his school and we thought it was funny, the idea of a vicar, awkward socially, possibly socially inadequate, suddenly in the middle of the metropolitan social world.

“Then we started to go and meet all sorts of other vicars and it became much broader and expanded in all sorts of different directions.”

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