Friday, October 15, 2010

Pillars of the Earth

After premiering on the Starz channel in the US, medieval drama The Pillars of the Earth hits UK screens this Saturday 16th October at 9pm on Channel 4.

The eight-part mini-series is based on Ken Follett's 1989 hit novel set in 12th-century England and stars a host of British names including Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Ian McShane, Sarah Parish, Eddie Redmayne and Hayley Atwell as well as Hollywood veteran Donald Sutherland.

Joining the all-star cast are a number of up-coming young British talents including:

24 year old Sam Claflin, currently shooting the young male lead role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and soon to be see as the younger Logan Mountstuart in Channel 4's adaptation of William Boyd's acclaimed novel Any Human Heart.

20 year old Skye Lourie, one of Screenterrier's Faces to Watch, recently wrapped on thriller The Holding plays Elizabeth.

18 year old Douglas Booth, rumoured earlier this year to have been cast alongside Miley Cyrus in Lol, as Eustace.

19 year old Freddie Boath (represented by Sascha Leslie at Allsorts) as Henry II. Freddie made his film debut in The Mummy Returns and more recently starred as Jack in acclaimed ITV drama The Children.

15 year old Skye Bennett plays Young Martha. Skye also has a role in up-coming Any Human Heart, and starred alongside Bill Milner in children's drama Skellig.

9 year old Sidney Johnston, who has had a busy year filming on The Awakening, and currently The Woman in Black , plays Brother Jonathan.

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