Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Meet the young cast of Lightfields

Lightfields is a compelling supernatural drama set on a remote farm on the Suffolk coast, coming to ITV this February. The story follows three families who each live in Lightfields farmhouse at different time periods (1944, 1975 and 2012) and who are linked by a spine chilling presence: the ghost of a teenage girl who died in mysterious and tragic circumstances.

Ultimately, there is the chance for resolution for all of the characters in Lightfields, the living as well as the dead. The story culminates in 2012, when an elderly visitor to the B&B finally reveals the truth behind that fateful night in 1944...circumstances.

Dakota Blue Richards (represented by ARG), plays worldly teenager, Eve who arrives as an evacuee from London with her little sister. She becomes friends fresh young country girl, Lucy, who lives and works on the farm with her 9 year old brother, Pip. 18 year old Dakota, who starred as Frankie in the latest generation of Skins, filmed British indie The Fold earlier this year.

Nine year old Leilah de Meza (represented by Curtis Brown) plays her younger sister, Vivien. Leilah filmed the leading role of Maddie Huntington in the feature film A Princess for Christmas opposite Sir Roger Moore, directed by Michael Damien for Hallmark Films. In 2008 she played the role of Bonnie in Sir Trevor Nunn's stage production of Gone with the Wind at the New London Theatre.


19 year old Antonia Clarke (represented by Troika) plays Lucy, whose head is soon turned by Eve's beau – dashing, dangerous American airman Dwight (Neil Jackson). Antonia is a graduate of Hurtwood House and recently appeared in ITV drama A Mother's Son.

12 year old Larry Mills from Buckinghamshire, (represented by Hamilton Hodell) plays Pip. Larry made his screen debut last year in Lost Christmas, starring alongside Eddie Izzard.

As Lucy is increasingly drawn to Dwight, her childhood friend, Tom, played by former Grange Hill and Emmerdale star Danny Miller, can only watch jealously from the side-lines.

Karla Crome plays teenager Clare who arrives at Lightfields years later, in the scorching summer of 1975, with her mother Vivien (Lucy Cohu). 23 year old Karla Crome (represented by Troika) was one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow 2012 and is certainly living up to the title, starring in Sky's Hit and Miss,  BBC2 drama Murder, and has just wrapped on her lead role in Series 4 of E4's Misfits.

Fragile and estranged from her husband, Vivien does not initially understand why she has been drawn to the farmhouse. She has no memory of it though she was evacuated to the area during the war. But over time disturbing supernatural events force her to confront the childhood trauma that is at the root of her troubled mind….

In 2012 Barry (Danny Webb) and his wife, Lorna (Sophie Thompson) have recently moved in and are trying to set the farmhouse up as a Bed & Breakfast whilst also trying to raise their 8 year old grandson, Luke. When Barry’s 77 year old father (Pip from 1944) arrives to live with them, he strikes up an understanding with Luke. It seems momentarily as if Barry’s worries are over, but Pip’s presence serves to disturb the restless spirit in the house which seems intent on unravelling and unlocking the past…The pressure builds when out of the blue, the boy’s estranged father, Paul (Kris Marshall), turns up demanding full custody of their 8 year old son, Luke, at any cost. If Barry takes his eye off the ball, even for a moment, the consequences for Luke could be fatal….

The 5 x 60 minute episode series is directed by Damon Thomas and is currently filming in Hertfordshire and West Sussex.

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