Ophelia Lovibond (represented by BWH) and Myanna Buring (represented by Ken McReddie Associates) will lead the cast in a new two-part drama for ITV The Poison Tree. The adaptation of Erin Kelly's novel is to be directed by Marek Losey.
Myanna stars in the psychological thriller as straight-laced university student Karen, drawn into the world of a bohemian orphan, Biba (played by Ophelia Lovibond), who lives in a crumbling mansion in Highgate with her brother Rex (Matthew Goode). She soon becomes entangled in the family’s history and the story culminates in a murder, which casts a shadow over Karen’s future.
White Heat. She was also one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow in 2011.
The cast also includes Ralph Brown, and nine year old Lucy Hutchinson (represented by A&J Management) plays Young Biba.
The novel has been adapted Emilia di Girolamo, the lead writer on ITV1 drama Law & Order: UK, and the two-part drama is about to start filming in London.