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How James Norton learnt the Russian martial art Systema for his role

first_imgNow viewers of the series, which started on Monday, have begun to contact the star’s Systema teacher to sign up to learn for themselves the martial art, which has been adopted by the Russian KGB secret service. When James Norton was picked to play the part of a successful London banker drawn into the violent world of the Russian mafia he looked to imbue his performance with a certain authenticity. David Kirillov, who runs the London…center_img That desire led him to learn aspects of the tough martial art Systema, which he employs to brutal effect in some of the action scenes of the BBC’s new drama thriller McMafia, as his character tries to protect himself and his family from the violence of the Russian mob.last_img

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