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There’s a future at BBC for former Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay, who has been chosen to headline its upcoming adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1936 gothic novel Jamaica Inn. It’s okay if you’ve never heard of the novel – I certainly haven’t – but it sounds like it could be an interesting story to tell. It might not be as enrapturing as Downton Abbey, but I wouldn’t expect it to be. This is a different breed, unlike what we’ve seen from Findlay in the past. I, for one, am I excited for this project, even though I’m not familiar with the source material.

According to Deadline, BBC One will air the adaptation in three parts, written by Emma Frost (The White Queen) and produced by Origin Pictures. Philippa Lowthorpe will direct the series, which takes place in 1820s Cornwall. Mary Yellan (Findlay) is our central character, »

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