SAM REID TO LEAD
LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON
|Sam Reid will play one of the lead roles|
'THE GILDED AGE'
INVITES BLAKE RITSON INTO THE 19TH CENTURY NEW YORK
HBO's and Julian Fellowes' new period set series on the rich people of New York in the 1880's THE GILDED AGE has just added Blake Ritson to the cast which already includes Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon,
Amanda Peet, Taissa Farmiga, Simon Jones and Morgan Spector.
|Da Vinci's Demons' star Blake Ritson joins Gilded Age|
Set in the time of the rise of disparity between old money and new, the story begins in 1882 – introducing young Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson), the orphaned daughter of a Southern general, who moves into the home of her rigidly conventional aunts in New York City. Marian gets caught up in the dazzling lives of her stupendously rich neighbours, led by a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife struggling for acceptance by the Astor and Vanderbilt set. Will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path in this exciting new world that is on the brink of transformation into the modern age? Ritson will play Christine Baranski's son, who is obsessed with money while on the lookout for a serious heiress who will allow him to live, as he would put it, properly. Smart, attractive, poised, charming and mischievous, he enjoys witty banter.