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Tom Burke 'will bring character to perfect life': JK Rowling

Updated: Sep 08, 2016 15:57 IST

London [UK], Sept. 8 (ANI): JK Rowling is "thrilled" about Tom Burke being roped in a TV series based on the crime novels she wrote as Robert Galbraith.

The 'War and Peace' star is being cast to play detective Cormoron Strike in BBC One's adaptation of JK Rowling's 'Cormoran Strike', the first of the three novels about a war veteran-turned-detective, reports BBC.

The author of the famed Harry Potter series, JK Rowling reacted to this saying, "I'm thrilled about the casting of Tom Burke, a massively talented actor who'll bring the character to perfect life."

"Cormoran Strike is pure joy to write and I can't wait to see Tom play him," she continued.

The 35-year-old English actor will play the detective who he describes as "complex" and "larger than life".

"I'm overjoyed to be immersing myself in the role of Cormoran Strike, who is as complex as he is larger than life," the 'The Musketeers' actor said in a statement.

"I know I'm joining an extraordinary team of people on a series that for me is peppered with moments of real emotional depth and meticulously grounded in the page-turning momentum of these novels," the actor said.

Cormoron Strike, along with The Cuckoo's Calling, and The Silkworm and Career of Evil, is written on a character by the same name.

Reportedly, they will all be adapted and will be screened as separate dramas.

Certainly, JK Rowling's contribution does not end with the fantasy of the wizarding world. (ANI)