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I Came By — release date, cast, plot, trailer, first looks and all about the thriller

I Came By on Netflix stars Hugh Bonneville as a judge who becomes a victim of a crime but is hiding a sinister secret.
I Came By on Netflix stars Hugh Bonneville as a judge who becomes a victim of a crime but is hiding a sinister secret. (Image credit: Netflix)

New Netflix thriller I Came By will be delivering huge frights and nasty shocks when launches in both cinemas and on the streaming service in August 2022  

With George Mackay, Hugh Bonneville, Percelle Ascott and Kelly Macdonald starring, the movie follows the dangerous game being played out by a young graffiti artist who breaks into the homes of the wealthy then finds something horrendous and sinister that turns his life into a nightmare. 

So here's everything you need to know about I Came By on Netflix...

I Came By arrives on Netflix after it's shown in cinemas in August 2022.

I Came By arrives on Netflix after it's shown in cinemas in August 2022. (Image credit: Netflix)

I Came By On Netflix stars George Mackay, Hugh Bonneville and Kelly Macdonald.

I Came By On Netflix stars George Mackay, Hugh Bonneville and Kelly Macdonald. (Image credit: Getty)

I Came By release date

I Came By will be released worldwide on Netflix from August 31 2022. It will also be in select UK cinemas from August 19 2022. The movie is 109 minutes long.

Is there an I Came By trailer?

Yes an official trailer for I Came By has been released by Netflix and the movie does look exceptionally creepy, as Hugh Bonneville's character (a judge) opens his cellar door! Do take a look at the horror that plays out in the trailer below...

I Came By plot

In I Came By, George Mackay plays a rebellious young British graffiti artist Toby — think along the lines of a fictional Banksy — who gains notoriety by breaking into the homes of the very wealthy to spray his illegal artistic mural that spells out 'I Came By' over the plush walls.

Wearing a hoodie and being totally anonymous of course, he becomes a bit of a folk hero but he's also wanted by the law, and the rich and powerful people whose homes he vandalises. No one knows his identity except his fellow rebel graffiti artist Jay (Percelle Ascott) who joins Toby in regularly targetting wealthy homes. Jay however starts to have second thoughts about what they are doing, and when his girlfriend tells him she's pregnant, Jay pulls back from their exploits, leaving Toby to continue the campaign solo.

It all goes horribly wrong with Toby's first job on his own when he breaks into the home of renowned former High Court judge Sir Hector Blake (Hugh Bonneville) he discovers a shocking secret that eventually puts him in grave danger.

Toby and Jay are graffiti artists who target the wealthy.

Toby and Jay are graffiti artists who target the wealthy in I Came By. (Image credit: Netflix)

I Came By cast — George MacKay as Toby

George MacKay plays the graffiti artist Toby at the heart of the story. George started his career playing Curly in the 2003 movie Peter Pan. He’s since played Private Douglas in the BBC1 miniseries Birdsong and Tommo Peaceful in the film Private Peaceful. George has also starred in BBC1 drama Outcast, plus the movies Pride, Sunshine on Leith and Munich: the Edge of War. He played Ned Kelly in 2019 movie True History of The Kelly Gang and the Oscar-winning World War One film 1917.

George MacKay and Percelle Ascott as graffiti pals Toby and Jay.

George MacKay and Percelle Ascott as graffiti pals Toby and Jay. (Image credit: Netflix)

George MacKay as Hugh Legat in 'Munich - The Edge of War'.

George MacKay as Hugh Legat in Netflix film Munich — The Edge of War. (Image credit: Netflix)

Hugh Bonneville as Sir Hector Blake

Hugh is playing High Court judge Sir Hector Blake (see the main first look picture above), who is one of the wealthy homeowners who is a target of graffiti artist Toby. 

Hugh starred in the 1999 movie Notting Hill and then went on to become a household name playing the Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey. He also played Ian Fletcher in the series Twenty Twelve and W1A. Last year Hugh took on the role of Roald Dahl in the film To Olivia and will be appearing in the upcoming Banking on Mr Toad. He currently plays Henry Brown in the Paddington movies. 

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Hugh Bonneville as Lord Crawley in Downton Abbey. (Image credit: Netflix)

Kelly MacDonald as Liz

Kelly MacDonald is also starring in I Came By (see her first look picture below)  as Toby's single mum Liz Nealing. Kelly’s first role was in the iconic 1996 movie Trainspotting. She has also starred in Gosford Park, Nanny McPhee and No Country for Old Men. Kelly played Helena Ravenclaw in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and voiced the role of Merida in the Disney animation Brave. She recently starred in BBC1 crime drama The Victim, played Sarah in the BBC1 series Giri/Haji and DCI Jo Davidson in Line of Duty.  

Kelly Macdonald in I Came By.

Kelly Macdonald as Liz in I Came By. (Image credit: Netflix)

Kelly Macdonald in Line of Duty

Kelly Macdonald in Line of Duty. (Image credit: World Productions - Photographer: Steffan Hill)

Who else is starring in I Came By?

Other stars in I Came By include Percelle Ascott as Toby's graffiti artist pal Jay, Paddy Wallace as CID officer Jeff, Micky McGregor as Carlo Rubio, Kitty Lovett as Eliza, plus Varada Sethu, Gabriel Bissett-Smith, Edward Wolstenhome and Amerjit Deu. 

George MacKay and Varada Sethu in I Came By.

George MacKay and Varada Sethu in I Came By. (Image credit: Netflix)

What else do we know about I Came By?

I Came By on Netflix is directed by Babak Anvari (Under The Shadow, Wounds) who also co-wrote the movie with Namsi Khan. It's produced by Lucan Toh. Directed by BAFTA winner Babak Anvari (Under The Shadow) This is a British film commissioned by Netflix's new Director Of UK Features Fiona Lamptey.

Nicholas Cannon
Nicholas Cannon

I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus Whattowatch.com. I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.