Friday, December 21, 2012

Meet the Mr Selfridge children

Award-winning actor Jeremy Piven leads the cast as American entrepreneur, Harry Gordon Selfridge, in ITV's new drama Mr Selfridge, about the life of the flamboyant and visionary American entrepreneur.

Harry Gordon Selfridge moved to London with his wife Rose (played by Frances O'Connor), their four children and his mother Lois (Kika Markham) in 1906 to build and open the most ambitious and ground-breaking department store the world had ever seen.

The four Selfridge children are:

Rosalie, Harry’s eldest and slightly impressionable daughter, who gets help from Lady Mae to bed into London society, is played by 17 year old Poppy Lee Friar. Poppy (represented by Curtis Brown) from London, was a pupil at Sylvia Young Theatre School, and starred in the CBBC comedy drama series Dead Gorgeous which was filmed in Australia.

13 year old Adam Wilson plays Gordon, Harry’s only son, and the heir to the Selfridge Empire. Gordon is a sweet boy who misses his dad’s affection when he works all the time. Adam (represented by On It Artists) from High Wycombe, will also be seen next year, playing Olivia Coleman's son in new ITV drama Broadchurch.

13 year old Freya Wilson plays Violette, Harry’s second, slightly rebellious suffrage-cheering daughter. Freya (represented by Curtis Brown) played the role of the young Princess Elizabeth in Oscar-winning The King's Speech.

Raffey Cassidy plays Beatrice, Harry’s youngest daughter, who is very good at finding out secrets. Raffey (represented by Shepherd Management) is the younger sister of Emmerdale's Grace Cassidy, and played the younger Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman. She is currently filming the title role in Molly Moon, an adaptation of Georgia Byng's fantasy novel about an orphan who learns the art of hypnosis.

The 10-episode series Mr Selfridge is set to start on the 6th January 2013 at 9pm on ITV1.

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