'THE LONG SONG' SERIES
JACK LOWDEN & HAYLEY ATWELL TO LEAD NEW BBC EPIC SAGA
And we are back, after his Netflix movie Calibre and yesterday's trailer for Mary Queen of Scots in which he plays Lord Darnley, with our favourite
Scotsman, dearest Jack Lowden, who's just been cast together with Hayley Atwell in BBC's new epic mini saga THE LONG SONG! Three part adaptation of Andrea Levy's will also star Tamara Lawrence, Lenny Henry, Doña Croll, Sharon Duncan Brewster, Ayesha Antoine, Arinzé Kene, Ansu Kabia, Jordan Bolger, Joy Richardson, Madeleine Mantock and Leo Bill!
|Jack Lowden will take the lead male role|
THE LONG SONG, set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, follows the strong willed, young slave July (Tamara Lawrance) on a plantation owned by her odious mistress Caroline Mortimer (Hayley Atwell). When a charming new arrival to the island, Robert Goodwin (Jack Lowden), becomes the new overseer, July and Caroline are both intrigued by his seemingly revolutionary determination to improve the plantation for the slaves and mistress alike. The story is told from July’s perspective as she looks back over her life; the tone is funny, defiant and indomitable. It’s a story about the injustices that humans
upon each other and the unexpected ways in which people’s humanity
sometimes overrules their prejudices. Three hundred years of slavery
finally came to a chaotic end on the British ruled Caribbean island of
Jamaica in 1838.
|First look at Tamara Lawrence and Hayley Atwell in The Long Song mini series|
'DOWNTON ABBEY' MOVIE
STARTS SHOOTING THIS SUMMER
In other period set news today, the production will officially commence this summer with the old cast on the movie version of DOWNTON ABBEY! Julian Fellowes has written the script (that apparently 'charms, thrills and
entertains) which will be directed by The Book Thief's Brian Percival. The original cast of the turn of the century series included Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, John Carter, Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew Goode!
|The movie will be produced by Carnival Films who did our fave Jamestown|