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Viewers are saying the same thing about ITV drama Grace

What did you think of the new crime drama? 

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Emmy Griffiths
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Viewers have taken to social media to discuss ITV's new drama, Grace, and it sounds like the show was a huge hit! The series follows John Simm as Roy Grace, a tenacious detective tasked with finding a missing groom after a stag do goes horribly wrong.

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Taking to Twitter, plenty of fans praised the new series, and particularly John's performance as the detective. One person wrote: "Is it just me or is John Simm fantastic in everything?" Another added: "As a self-confessed #RoyGrace Superfan, I had my doubts re: John Simm as Roy, but he is fantastic!! Brilliant casting & adaptation!! Bravo! Only another 17 books to go! @itv best get filming!" 

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However, others were less convinced, with one tweeting: "Watching #Grace. I've read all the books by @peterjamesuk, one of my favourite authors. In the books, Grace has more charisma than is being portrayed by John Simm. Early days but needs a significant energy injection." 

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Speaking about the role, John told ITV: "It would have been crazy for me to turn down such a brilliant opportunity to play a lead for ITV in a best-selling detective series. It is just such a great part. I was doing Macbeth in Chichester when I got the call. My agent said, ‘Have you read these Peter James’ books?’ I had heard of them, but not read any. 

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John Simm plays Roy Grace

"I immediately bought the first two novels and I couldn’t put them down so I knew what a fantastic role it would be to play. I’m a voracious reader, but had never read a lot of crime fiction before. Once I started reading the Peter James’ novels I couldn’t stop, I’m currently on book ten. They are very clever and Peter is brilliant at what he does." 

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