Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Aneurin Barnard is set to star alongside Ray Winstone in Sky1's brand new family drama Moonfleet, a two-part adaptation of the much loved John Meade Falkner novel, written by Ashley Pharoah.

Aneurin (represented by Ken McReddie Associates), won an Olivier award in 2010 for best actor in a musical for his West End debut as Melchoir in musical Spring Awakening after graduating from RWCMD in 2008. He will next be seen as the lead in feature film Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box and on TV as the Duke of Gloucester in BBC One's The White Queen.

Set in the small Dorset village of Moonfleet, Aneurin plays young John Trenchard who is desperate to join the local band of smugglers led by Elzevir Block (Winstone). Together they embark on an adventure full of action, friendship and humour, and hunt for a fabled lost diamond. Their journey takes them from 18th Century Dorset, to the Jewel quarter of The Hague and on to a gripping, final sea voyage.

Newcomer Sophie Cookson will also be joining the cast as John’s first love, Grace, who is also the daughter of Moonfleet’s anti-smuggling magistrate, Mohune (played by Ben Chaplin). Sophie (represented by The Rights House) has just graduated from Oxford School of Drama.

Moonfleet will be directed by Andy de Emmony and produced by Dan McCulloch, and will begin filming in and around Dublin this summer.

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