Monday, August 18, 2014

The Go-Between

13 year old Jack Hollington from Liverpool is set to star in the title role of the new BBC adaptation of LP Hartley's classic novel The Go-Between.

The Go-Between follows Leo Colston, who as an elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old. A nostalgic tale about lost innocence, The Go-Between paints beautiful pictures of British life, humanity and social hierarchy at the beginning of the 20th century.

Jack (represented by CAM) attends classes at Southport’s  So Talented! Academy of  Performing Arts. He appeared in the Christmas episode of Doctor Who in 2013, and has a number of stage roles under his belt including playing Nathan in The Full Monty in the West End. Last year he filmed his first feature film role in The Devil's Harvest.

Joanna Vanderham and Ben Batt star as Marian and Ted, the star-crossed lovers, alongside Stephen Campbell Moore as Trimingham, Lesley Manville as Mrs Maudsley, and Jack Cutmore-Scott.

12 year old Samuel Joslin (represented by Curtis Brown) has also been cast in The Go-Between as Leo's schoolfriend Marcus Maudsley. Samuel played Thomas, the middle son in the family at the centre of Juan Antonio Bayona's feature film The Impossible and has recently filmed the lead role of Jonathan in Warner Bros' forthcoming feature Paddington Bear, set for release later this year.

The  90-minute adaptation is part of BBC One’s season of classic 20th century literature which will also include Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Ben Vanstone’s adaptation of Laurie Lee’s novel Cider With Rosie and JB Priestley’s classic play, An Inspector Calls.

Adapted by Adrian Hodges, The Go-Between will be directed by BAFTA Award-winner Pete Travis and will commence filming shortly to air in 2015.

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