Keeley Hawes Stars in New Clip for Forthcoming Two-Part Miniseries 'Honour'



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We can look for Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard) in the forthcoming series Honour, premiering today (February 16) over at BritBox.

The true crime miniseries tells the tragic story of Banaz Mahmod. In 2006, Mahmod's family ordered her to be killed, because of what they deemed a shameful relationship. Mahmod, 20, was Iraqi Kurdish Muslim and lived in Wimbledon, London, at the time of the "honor killing."

Prior to her murder, Mahmod had filed five reports of threats on her life. Hawes steps in to portray real life DCI Caroline Goode, who pursued justice for the slain woman after learning Mahmod had been ignored by the police force.

Goode was appalled by the mistreatment of Mahmod and vowed to take action, even if postmortem.

The new clip illustrates just how consuming her mission became, which you can take a peek at over at

The two-part series is written by Gwyneth Hughes (Vanity Fair) and directed by Richard Laxton (Mum). In addition to starring, Hawes has a production company called Buddy Club. Honour will be its first production, in collaboration with Hera Pictures.

While the new clip depicts only a brief moment in this extensive case, it's clear that Goode was not one to give up.

Her team is in the field searching for a location and says they can't find it. She keeps them on the radio, talks them through it, picking up on their clues and advising them where to go.

BritBox President and CEO Soumya Sriraman addressed bringing this story to the screen in a statement, saying, "Honour is a heartbreaking, real story told with care by Keeley, Liza (Marshall of Hera Pictures), and team, and BritBox is proud to play a role in sharing Banaz and Caroline’s stories around the world," reports Deadline. 

The two-part miniseries Honour is available for streaming now via BritBox.

If you're keen to learn more about Hawes, here's our roundup of 10 Things You Never Knew About Keeley Hawes. 

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