Garfield was gifted the lead role in the opening chapter of David Peace’s dark Red Riding trilogy, which unfolded on television screens in early 2009. He played Eddie Dunford, a young, cocky and naïve Yorkshire Post reporter who digs a little too deep when investigating a schoolgirl’s disappearance.
Movie Star In The Making?
Garfield is excellent as the reckless Dunford, a force of moral righteousness in a flawed and misdirected shell. Although his role does not recur after the 1974 chapter, his portrayal and tense exit leaves a lasting impression throughout the trilogy. Not only did Garfield turn out another smashing performance, but he also illustrated a desirable ability to look like he comfortably belongs in any era. Just look at those sideburns.