'THE SINGAPORE GRIP' SERIES
CASTS LUKE TREADAWAY, DAVID MORRISSEY, CHARLES DANCE
Last year I informed you that British ITV is planning to turn J.G. Farrell's Booker prize winning novel THE SINGAPORE GRIP into TV series, and
now they've finally announced the cast! Luke Treadaway, David Morrissey, Colm Meaney and Charles Dance will lead the WW2 epic series produced by Mammoth Screen (Poldark, Victoria), which, set during World War Two, follows a British family living in Singapore at the time of the Japanese invasion!
|Luke Treadaway will lead the six part drama|
THE SINGAPORE GRIP will see Luke Treadaway playing the reluctant hero and innocent abroad Matthew Webb. David Morrissey takes the role of ruthless rubber merchant Walter Blackett, who is head of British Singapore’s oldest and most powerful firm alongside his business partner Webb played by Charles Dance. With Webb’s health failing, Walter needs to ensure the future of their
firm is secure. He decides Webb’s son Matthew is the perfect match for
his spoilt daughter Joan (Georgia Blizzard). Matthew’s idealism leaves
Walter increasingly suspicious as Matthew himself falls under the spell
Chiang (Elizabeth Tan), a mysterious Chinese refugee.
Jane Horrocks plays Sylvia Blackett, Walter’s wife and Colm Meaney plays
Major Brendan Archer. Also joining the esteemed cast are Luke Newberry
playing Walter’s son Monty, Bart Edwards as Captain James Ehrendorf and
Christoph Guybert as Dupigny.
|Bart Edwards, Luke Newberry, David Morrissey will move over to Singapore|
|Elizabeth Tan and Georgia Blizzard lead female part of the cast|
1ST KATE WINSLET PHOTOS
FROM AMMONITE 19TH CENTURY LESBIAN ADVENTURE
You can also check out the first set photos of Kate Winslet in her new period set drama AMMONITE which also stars Saoirse Ronan. Set in a UK
coastal town in the 1840s, it will have its story following the unlikely romance between palaeontologist Mary Anning and a London woman of means to
whom she must unexpectedly play nursemaid. It is interesting that the family of Mary Anning does not support the film as they say the lesbian aspect of it is based on lies and is purely invented for the purpose of the big screen.
|Ammonite is being directed by God's Own Country's Francis Lee|
|Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan in costume.|