Friday, July 7, 2017

BBC CASTS BILL NIGHY, MATTHEW GOODE, ELEANOR TOMLINSON, ED WESTWICK IN AGATHA CHRISTIE'S 'ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE', ANGELA LANSBURY, EMILY WATSON, MICHAEL GAMBON FOR 'LITTLE WOMEN' MINI SERIES

'ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE' 
 BBC SETS STELLAR CAST FOR NEW AGATHA CHRISTIE SERIES
'Poldark' star Eleanor Tomlinson
While we're waiting to watch Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express movie with Judi Dench, BBC One will again grace us with some Agatha Christie this Christmas! After the huge success of And Then There Were None in 2015 and the absolute flop of the ghastly horrid and painfully unwatchable Witness for the Prosecution last year, they are now doing ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE which was published back in 1958, and the cast has been announced as well! It will include Bill Nighy and Catherine Keener in the lead roles, joined by Matthew
Matthew Good is no stranger to period set drama
Goode, Eleanor Tomlinson, Anthony Boyle, Ed Westwick, Luke Treadaway, and Alice Eve.
Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point.Her adopted son Jack Argyll, a young delinquent, is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence. Eighteen months later, Dr Arthur Calgary, a scientist, walks onto the velvety lawns of Sunny Point claiming to have just returned from an expedition to the Arctic. Even more extraordinary is his claim to hold the alibi that can prove Jack’s innocence. But Jack died in prison before
Ed Westwick and  Alice Eve
the case could come to trial, and the Argyll family is reluctant to dig up the secrets of the past. Rachel’s widower Leo is about to remarry his secretary Gwenda and none of Rachel’s other adopted children Mary, Mickey, Tina or Hester, nor long standing housekeeper Kirsten, is
Anthony Boyle and Luke Treadaway
willing to reopen that most horrendous chapter of their lives. However, the shattering implications of Calgary’s story are too big to avoid; if he is telling the truth then the wrong person was arrested for Rachel’s murder. And if Jack was not the killer, then it must have been somebody else at Sunny Point.

'LITTLE WOMEN' BBC SERIES
ANGELA LANSBURY AND EMILY WATSON TO LEAD THE CAST
BBC's been busy today, also revealing the cast for another of their upcoming three part mini series, a new small screen adaptation of
Emily Watson will be the matriarch
Louisa May Alcott’s LITTLE WOMEN which will also air on PBS! Angela Lansbury has been cast as Aunt March, Emily Watson as Marmee, the matriarch of March family, and Michael Gambon as benevolent neighbour Mr Laurence. The March sisters will be played by Maya Hawke as willful and adventurous Jo; Willa Fitzgerald as eldest daughter Meg; Annes Elwy as Beth; and Kathryn Newton as youngest sister Amy. Jonah Hauer King will play Laurie Laurence, the charming boy next door.
Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy and Jonah Hauer King
LITTLE WOMEN are set against the backdrop of the Civil War, and the story follows the four sisters on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother Marmee, while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage.

10 comments:

  1. Murder on the Orient Express is such a classic!

    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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    1. should be fun to see the new take on it

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  2. I was a big fan of the book "Little Women" when I was a girl. Have never seen a film or TV adaptation yet that truly did it justice.

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  3. It'll be fun to see a new version of Little Women.

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    1. the ladies will love it, methinks

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  4. I've always liked any version of Little Women. Great story.

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  5. Will be on the lookout for both of these. Should be fun to watch in the midst of all the holiday hustle and bustle of things.

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    1. BBC really knows how to festive up the atmosphere in December

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