Friday, August 22, 2014

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Holliday Grainger and Richard Madden are set to star in Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover for BBC One.
The 90-minute drama which will be directed by Mercurio to air on BBC One as part of its ambitious season of classic 20th century literature next year.
Holliday Grainger (represented by Troika) will play Lady Chatterley with James Norton as her war-wounded husband Sir Clifford Chatterley. Holliday played Estella in the film adaptation of Great Expectations and will shortly be seen in The Riot Club, the film adaptation of the West End play Posh, and as an ugly sister in Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella.
Game of Thrones star Richard Madden (also represented by Troika) will play gamekeeper Oliver Mellors. He has also recently wrapped on Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella in which he plays Prince Charming.

Jed Mercurio, writer and director, says: “I'm hugely flattered that such a fabulously talented young cast will bring these iconic roles to life.”

Lady Chatterley’s Lover, an early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries, tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. With its original 1928 edition censored in Britain for over 30 years after it was written, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is one of the most sexually pioneering novels of the 20th century.

Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One, said “I'm very proud that BBC One continues to be a place for the very best of new British talent.”

The drama will form part of  BBC One’s season of classic 20th century literature will also include Adrian Hodges' adaptation of LP Hartley’s The Go-Between, Ben Vanstone’s adaptation of Laurie Lee’s memoir Cider With Rosie and J B Priestley’s classic play An Inspector Calls.

Lady Chatterley's Lover will begin shooting on location in Wales this October to transmit in 2015 on BBC One.

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