By Jamie Ruby
Many people may know of Jason Isaacs because of his portrayal of the villain Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter
series. The British actor, however, has a long list of credits to his name. He has appeared on film in other hit movies such as Dragonheart
, The Patriot
, Black Hawk Down
, and last year's Abduction
. He has also appeared on the small screen in starring roles such as The State Within
, and more recently, Case Histories
Isaacs returns to television once more with his starring role in the new NBC series, Awake
, which premieres March 1. The story follows Isaacs' character, Michael Britten, who after surviving a tragic car accident, finds himself awake in two separate and distinct realities. In one reality his wife Hannah died, and his son Rex survived. In the other, Hannah is still alive, but they lost their son. Britten cannot tell which reality is real and which is a dream, and refuses to give up either of them.
Britten is also a detective, and information from cases in both realities start to bleed through, giving him a special insight into solving them with his unique perspective.
Isaacs recently sat down with the digital media to discuss his new role and dual realities his character finds himself in.