A Confession viewers have been left shaken by ex EastEnders star Joe Absolom’s “horrifying” portrayal of real life killer Christopher Halliwell.
The third instalment of the ITV drama saw Martin Freeman’s Detective Steve Fulcher question Halliwell as they travelled to the sites where he dumped his victims’ bodies.Taxi driver Christopher murdered Becky Godden-Edwards and Sian O’Callaghan between 2007 and 2011.
Tense scenes in Monday’s episode focused on Absolom’s Halliwell detailing how he murdered the two women, including stabbing 22-year-old Sian in the back of the head after she got in his taxi.
People were left terrified by Absolom’s “chilling” depiction of the killer and called it “horrifically real” as one more viewer typed on Twitter: “On the edge of my seat.”
Others noted Absolom’s performance as one wrote: “Joe Absolom is magnificently creepy and scary in this.”
Another said: “This is impressive from Joe Absolom. He’s making my skin crawl.”
When Sian O’Callaghan went missing in March 2011, CCTV evidence quickly led police to taxi driver Christopher Halliwell.
They arrested him on suspicion of kidnap, with Detective Fulcher believing Sian may still be alive — and that Halliwell was their only hope of finding her.
With this in mind, Fulcher made the decision to interrogate him not at the station, but in an isolated countryside spot without a solicitor present.
Halliwell confessed to murder and led him not just to Sian’s body, but to that of Becky’s, reported missing four years earlier.
The series has an A-list star line-up.
The show is headed up by The Hobbit and Sherlock star Martin Freeman who plays Detective Fulcher.
To add to this we have fellow movie star Imelda Staunton, who is soon to be seen in the new Downton Abbey, playing Karen Edwards who daughter Beckys is missing.
Benidorm actress Siobhan Finneran who plays Sian O’Callaghan’s mum.
Making up the star line-up is former EastEnders star and Doc Martin actor Joe Absolom who plays murderer Christopher Halliwell.