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Liv Tyler Joins Second Season of “Harlots”

16 October 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Tyler in “The Leftovers”: Paul Schiraldi

Liv Tyler is swapping the all-white attire of the Guilty Remnant for the vivid corsets and powdered wigs of Greek Street. According to Deadline, the “Leftovers” actress has joined the next season of “Harlots” as a series regular. Tyler will reportedly portray the aristocrat Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam.

“Long-held secrets keep [Tyler’s character] in the thrall of Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), and she is an increasingly desperate victim of Lydia’s blackmail,” the source summarizes. “Trapped in a loveless marriage, Lady Fitz will find an unexpected friend and ally in courtesan Charlotte Wells (Jessica Brown Findlay).”

Created, written, directed, and exec produced by an all-women team, “Harlots” follows the rivalry between two madams in 18th century London, Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton) and Lydia Quigley, as well as the lives of the women they employ. The May finale of the Hulu/ITV drama’s first season saw Margaret’s daughter Charlotte, the most revered harlot in the city, defect to Lydia’s brothel.

Coky Giedroyc (“The Sound of Music Live”) and China Moo-Young (“Call the Midwife”) helmed three installments each of “Harlots’” inaugural eight-episode season, and Jill Robertson (“Last Tango in Halifax”) directed two. Per Deadline, Giedroyc will serve as lead director on Season 2, which is expected to debut sometime in 2018.

Tyler starred as Meg Abbott, a grieving daughter turned cult leader, on the HBO dystopian series “The Leftovers.” The show ended after three seasons in June. You can catch Tyler next in “Wildling,” a fantasy drama currently in post-production. She’s also filming “Gunpowder,” a BBC miniseries about Guy Fawkes and his followers.

Liv Tyler Joins Second Season of “Harlots” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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TVLine Items: Chenoweth Is ABC's Fairy Godmother, Freakish Trailer and More

11 October 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Kristin Chenoweth is about to discover she’s The Real Fairy Godmother. (Where do we sign up to be one of her charges?)

The actress will star in the ABC single-camera comedy from her Hairspray Live! collaborators/executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPushing DaisiesKristin Chenoweth Recalls a Spectacular, On-Set Pie Fail

In the project — which has received a put-pilot commitment from the network — Chenoweth plays a self-absorbed “real housewife” who learns that she’s descended from a secret order of fairy godmothers, and must use her magical abilities to help those in need. »

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'Little Women' First Look: Meet the New March Sisters

10 October 2017 5:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

PBS' Masterpiece, Britain's BBC and Wolf Hall producer Playground have released the first image from their hotly anticipated new TV adaptation of Little Women.

Heidi Thomas, creator of BBC hit Call the Midwife, and director Vanessa Caswill (the BBC's Thirteen) have teamed up on this new version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale of the March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — as they pass from childhood to womanhood. Originally published in 1868, Little Women is set against the backdrop of the Civil War. With their father at war, the four girls learn to navigate love and loss »

- Scott Roxborough

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 adds eight more to its cast

7 October 2017 7:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As production continues on Warner Bros.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel, the official Pottermore website has announced the addition of eight new names to the cast of the latest chapter of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World series.

The site reports that Brontis Jodorowsky (Endless Poetry) will portray Nicolas Flamel, the alchemist who discovered the Elixir of Life and originally mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. He will be joined by Wolf Roth (Holmes and Watson) as Spielman, Victoria Yeates (Call the Midwife) as Bunty, Derek Riddell (The Missing) as Torquil Travers, Poppy Corby-Tuech (Harlots) as Rosier and Cornell S. John (Captain America: Civil War) as Arnold Guzman, while Jessica Williams (The Daily Show) and Fiona Glascott (Episodes) are set for as-yet-undisclosed roles.

See Also: First promo image for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in September 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

1 September 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

1. “BoJack Horseman” Season 4 (available September 8)

Why Should I Watch It? “BoJack Horseman” transcends animation, comedy, and any other genre you want to put it in. Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s story of a horse looking for significance in all the wrong places — Hollywoo to be literal, fame and fortune on a figurative level — delves into deadly serious topics like drug overdose, depression, and alcoholism while still finding time to make endless animal puns and elicit deep belly laughs. It’s goofy, fun, exciting, poignant, and profound, often all at once. Don’t miss “BoJack.”

Best Episode: Though there are no spoilers in her review, IndieWire TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller watched all 12 episodes of Season 4 and says “maybe [Episode] 2” is the best of the lot. She also noted “they are all my children,” in a rather creepy bid to imply every episode is quite good. Enjoy.

Read More:‘BoJack Horseman’ Review: Season 4 Confronts »

- Ben Travers

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in September 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

1 September 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1. “BoJack Horseman” Season 4 (available September 8)

Why Should I Watch It? “BoJack Horseman” transcends animation, comedy, and any other genre you want to put it in. Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s story of a horse looking for significance in all the wrong places — Hollywoo to be literal, fame and fortune on a figurative level — delves into deadly serious topics like drug overdose, depression, and alcoholism while still finding time to make endless animal puns and elicit deep belly laughs. It’s goofy, fun, exciting, poignant, and profound, often all at once. Don’t miss “BoJack.”

Best Episode: Though there are no spoilers in her review, IndieWire TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller watched all 12 episodes of Season 4 and says “maybe [Episode] 2” is the best of the lot. She also noted “they are all my children,” in a rather creepy bid to imply every episode is quite good. Enjoy.

Read More:‘BoJack Horseman’ Review: Season 4 Confronts »

- Ben Travers

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Movies Announced from Directors St. Vincent, Emily Harris, & Brittany Poulton

21 August 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

St. Vincent: St. Vincent’s Instagram account

Several new women-directed films are on the way. According to recent reports, we can expect the feature directorial debut from musical artist St. Vincent as well as Emily Harris’ first solo feature. In addition, Brittany Poulton will write and direct her first feature film alongside Daniel Savage.

Per Variety, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) is set to direct a gender-reversal of Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray” from a script by David Birke (“Elle”). The original 1890 novel follows a bon vivant who stays young while his portrait ages. Clark’s project will see a woman play the titular role.

Clark made her directorial debut earlier this year with “The Birthday Cake” segment of the all-women-directed horror anthology “Xx.” The film also featured segments from Karyn Kusama (“The Invitation”), Roxanne Benjamin (“Southbound”), and Jovanka Vuckovic (“The Guest”). Clark co-wrote and scored “The Birthday Cake,” which follows a mother (Melanie Lynskey) who tries to keep her husband’s death a secret during her daughter’s birthday party.

Emily Harris’ first feature as a solo director will be “Carmilla,” a gothic love story starring Jessica Raine (“Call The Midwife”). The film will be adapted from the 1872 vampire novel by Sheridan Le Fanu. ScreenDaily broke the story.

Raine will portray Miss Fontaine, a governess whose ward is the isolated teen Lara (Hannah Rae, “Broadchurch”). “Struggling to find an outlet for her burgeoning sexuality, Lara is enchanted by the mysterious Carmilla (Devrim Lingnau, “Under Suspicion”) and the pair strike up a passionate relationship,” the source summarizes. “However, with rumors and superstition rife and with the exhortation of the family doctor (Tobias Menzies, “Outlander”), Carmilla’s presence in their home begins to strike fear into those around her.”

Principal photography on “Carmilla” will begin mid-September in East Sussex.

Harris, who also penned “Carmilla,” most recently directed rom-com “Love Is Thicker Than Water” with Ate de Jong. “Paragraph,” “Borges and I,” and several short films are among her other credits.

Finally, “Lizard King” writer-directors Brittany Poulton and Daniel Savage will explore the effect faith has on a person’s life in “Them That Follow,” Deadline reports.

“‘Them That Follow’ is a dramatic thriller set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where a Pentecostal pastor, Lemuel Childs, and his believers handle venomous snakes to prove themselves before God,” Deadline writes. “The tale focuses on Lemuel’s daughter, Mara (Alice Englert). She holds a secret that threatens to tear the church apart: her romantic past with a nonbeliever, Augie (Thomas Mann). As Mara’s wedding to a devoted follower looms, she must decide whether or not to trust the steely matriarch of their community, Hope (Olivia Colman), with her heart and life at stake.”

Production is scheduled to begin in October.

Englert has previously worked with female directors like Hannah Cowley (“Flame of the West”), Sally Potter (“Ginger & Rosa”), and Alison Maclean (“The Rehearsal”). Next, Englert will appear in “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” the Sundance series created and co-directed by her mother, Jane Campion. The Elisabeth Moss-starring show returns September 10.

Movies Announced from Directors St. Vincent, Emily Harris, & Brittany Poulton was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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‘Carmilla’ Takes a Bite Out of Period Vampire Lore

17 August 2017 6:53 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Jessica Raine (pictured below; Call the MidwifeWolf Hall) and Tobias Menzies (OutlanderGame of Thrones) have boarded UK gothic drama Carmilla as the production gears up for a September shoot, reports ScreenDaily. They join rising UK talent Hannah Rae (BroadchurchCity Of Tiny Lights) and young German actress Devrim Lingnau (Under Suspicion) in the cast alongside illusionist Scott Silven. Inspired […] »

- Brad Miska

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Jessica Raine, Tobias Menzies board UK gothic drama 'Carmilla'

17 August 2017 6:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Production gears up on debut feature from Emily Harris.

Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife, Wolf Hall) and Tobias Menzies (Outlander, Game Of Thrones) have boarded UK gothic drama Carmilla as the production gears up for a September shoot.

They join rising UK talent Hannah Rae (Broadchurch, City Of Tiny Lights) and young German actress Devrim Lingnau (Under Suspicion) in the cast alongside illusionist Scott Silven.

Inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 novel of the same name, which is considered to be one of the earliest works of vampire fiction, Carmilla is a dark coming-of-age love story set in the 1780s.

Raine plays Miss Fontaine, governess to 15-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) who lives in total isolation in her family home. Struggling to find an outlet for her burgeoning sexuality, Lara is enchanted by the mysterious Carmilla (Devrim Lingnau) and the pair strike up a passionate relationship. However, with rumours and superstition rife and with the exhortation of the »

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Jessica Raine, Tobias Menzies board UK horror 'Carmilla'

17 August 2017 6:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Production gears up on debut feature from Emily Harris.

Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife, Wolf Hall) and Tobias Menzies (Outlander, Game Of Thrones) have boarded UK Gothic feature Carmilla as the production gears up for a September shoot.

They join rising UK talent Hannah Rae (Broadchurch, City Of Tiny Lights) and young German actress Devrim Lingnau (Under Suspicion) in the cast alongside illusionist Scott Silven.

Inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 novel of the same name, which is considered to be one of the earliest works of vampire fiction, Carmilla is a dark coming-of-age love story set in the 1780s.

Raine plays Miss Fontaine, governess to 15-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) who lives in total isolation in her family home. Struggling to find an outlet for her burgeoning sexuality, Lara is enchanted by the mysterious Carmilla (Devrim Lingnau) and the pair strike up a passionate relationship. However, with rumours and superstition rife and with the exhortation of the »

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“The Crown” Season 2 Has a Premiere Date and Teaser

10 August 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

The Crown”: Netflix

Netflix has unveiled a premiere date and teaser for “The Crown’s” second season, and things are looking especially stressful for Queen Elizabeth II. “The rumors still haven’t gone away,” the Queen (Claire Foy, “Wolf Hall”) narrates, presumably referring to her husband’s infidelities. “I’ve learned more about humiliation in the past few weeks than I hoped I would in a lifetime.”

Among the monarch’s other grievances are disappointing Prime Ministers, family drama, and the continued deterioration of the British Empire. When her husband (Matt Smith, “Doctor Who”) points out that “there are some of us who are there for you no matter what,” Elizabeth scoffs and replies, “If only.”

Scheduled to return December 8, 2017, the new season of “The Crown” “bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s,” Netflix details. In addition to Prince Philip’s shortcomings, the Queen will cope with an illegal war in Egypt and a scandal involving Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.

Philippa Lowthorpe (“Swallows and Amazons,” “Call the Midwife”) is among the directors on “The Crown’s” upcoming season.

Victoria Hamilton (“Doctor Foster”) and Vanessa Kirby (Thea Sharrock’s “Me Before You”) also star on “The Crown” as the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, respectively. The Netflix series was created by Peter Morgan, who wrote the 2006 drama “The Queen,” another story about Queen Elizabeth II.

The Crown’s” first season garnered 10 Emmy nominations and earned Golden Globes for Best TV Actress (Foy) and Best Television Series.

Check out the Season 2 trailer below.

https://medium.com/media/0d7b5d735982023f2360bfcda1521a53/href

The Crown” Season 2 Has a Premiere Date and Teaser was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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Amy Brenneman to Star in TNT Pilot “Deadlier Than the Male”

3 August 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Amy Brenneman in “The Leftovers”: HBO

Amy Brenneman is teaming up with one of the executive producers behind “Big Little Lies.” “The Leftovers” alumna has signed on to topline a TNT mystery drama pilot that hails from Bruna Papandrea, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

The project follows a trio of characters with troubled and mysterious pasts, “including a woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, a former serial predator desperate to find redemption, and a grieving mother obsessed with finding her missing daughter,” THR hints. “As each of them is pushed to the edge, the truth about their pasts and their motives grows ever murkier, blurring the lines between victim and perpetrator.”

Brenneman has been cast as the grieving mother, Mary. She’s spent years searching for her missing daughter, and “on one hand, her loss has made her a passionate advocate for vulnerable women, but on the other, the tragedy has given her new power and polish — as well as a ruthless streak that makes her a threat to anyone who stands in her way.”

Harriet Warner (“Call the Midwife”) penned the script and will serve as executive producer alongside Papandrea and Casey Haver (“Housesitters”).

Brenneman is a five-time Emmy nominee who scored multiple nods for her roles in “Judging Amy” and “NYPD Blue.”

Papandrea previously worked with Reese Witherspoon at Pacific Standard, the production company behind “Big Little Lies,” “Gone Girl,” and “Wild.” Her new banner, Made Up Stories, is producing and co-financing “The Babadook” helmer Jennifer Kent’s “The Nightingale,” a crime drama about a woman seeking revenge for her family’s murder in Tasmania. The project is currently in post-production.

Amy Brenneman to Star in TNT Pilot “Deadlier Than the Male” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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'Jarhead' Producer Pippa Harris Named BAFTA Vice Chair

2 August 2017 7:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts on Wednesday said Pippa Harris, a producer of Jarhead and BBC series Call the Midwife, has been elected deputy chair.

Jane Lush will continue as chair of the Academy for the remainder of her two-year term, with Harris, who previously served as chair of the organization’s film committee, becoming her deputy. Harris co-founded Neal Street Productions, now owned by All3Media, with Sam Mendes, who directed Jarhead.

Marc Samuelson has been elected chair of BAFTA's film committee, having held the position of deputy chair for two years. Alison Thompson is the new deputy chair.

Krishnendu Majumdar has »

- Georg Szalai

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The First Season of HBO’s “Room 104” is Over 50 Percent Women-Directed

28 July 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Room 104”: HBO

Year after year we’re disappointed by “Game of Thrones,” an addictive and entertaining series that clearly prides itself on its depictions of powerful female characters yet doesn’t hire women to helm episodes. Happily a new show on HBO boasts a much more female-friendly directing roster. The first season of “Room 104” premieres on the premium cable network today, and women directed or co-directed eight of its 12 episodes, amounting to about 67 percent of the season. Helmers include So Yong Kim (“Transparent”), Megan Griffiths (“The Night Stalker”), and Anna Boden (“The Affair”) — the latter having co-directed with frequent collaborator Ryan Fleck. (The pair have signed on to direct Brie Larson-starrer “Captain Marvel.”)

Created by Mark and Jay Duplass, the anthology series is set in room 104 of a low-budget U.S. hotel and follows all of the drama that occurs therein. As great as it is to see so many women directors employed in a season of television, it’s especially noteworthy — and heartening — because “Room 104” is created by men.

Series that have made headlines for employing high numbers of women directors like “Call the Midwife,” “Transparent,” “Queen Sugar,” “Jessica Jones,” “Harlots,” and “Gypsy” all have something in common: they were created by women. “Regardless of platform, programs with at least one women creator and/or executive producer featured higher percentages of women in other key behind-the-scenes roles,” Dr. Martha Lauzen concluded in her study of the 2015–16 TV season. That same report found that women directors accounted for just eight percent of directors on cable and streaming shows.

So kudos to the Duplass brothers, who presumably made a conscious effort to ensure that “Room 104” wasn’t directed solely — or mostly — by men. And maybe they didn’t intentionally seek out women and just chose the best people for the job — that’s cool too. It shows that they don’t have narrow-minded views about what a director looks like.

See below for a list of “Room 104's” women directors.

Sarah Adina Smith (two episodes)

So Yong Kim

Dayna Hanson

Megan Griffiths (two episodes)

Marta Cunningham

Anna Boden (with Ryan Fleck)

The First Season of HBO’s “Room 104” is Over 50 Percent Women-Directed was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Angela Lansbury, Emily Watson, Michael Gambon and more cast in BBC and PBS’ Little Women

9 July 2017 12:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning drama producer Playground has announced the cast for its upcoming adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women for the BBC and PBS.

Emily Watson (Apple Tree Yard, The Theory of Everything, Genius) is set to play Marmee, the iconic matriarch of the March family. The March sisters will be played by newcomer Maya Hawke as the willful and adventurous Jo, Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series, Misfortune) as eldest daughter Meg, Annes Elwy (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) as Beth, and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, Halt and Catch Fire) as youngest sister Amy.

Academy Award-winner Dame Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote, The Manchurian Candidate) will play the girls’ wealthy relative – the cantankerous Aunt March. BAFTA-Award winner Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Churchill’s Secret) takes the role of their benevolent neighbor Mr. Laurence, and Jonah Hauer-King (Howards End, The Last Photograph »

- Gary Collinson

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Angela Lansbury, Emily Watson, Michael Gambon Join 'Little Women' for BBC/PBS

7 July 2017 3:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The upcoming Little Women adaptation for the BBC/PBS has found its women (and a couple of men). 

Angela Lansbury, Emily Watson and Michael Gambon are set to star in the three-part drama, based on Louise May Alcott's classic novel and due to start shooting in Ireland later this month. Watson will play Marmee Maya Hawke, with Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy and Kathryn Newton playing the iconic March sisters alongside Jonah Hauer-King as Laurie Laurence. 

The latest Little Woman adaptation comes from the award-winning creator of Call the Midwife, Heidi Thomas, with Vanessa Caswill directing.

The drama, part of a volley »

- Alex Ritman

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Angela Lansbury, Emily Watson Join BBC and PBS’ ‘Little Women’

7 July 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Angela Lansbury and Emily Watson have signed on for “Little Women,” the upcoming adaptation of the 1868 Louisa May Alcott novel for the BBC in Britain and PBS Masterpiece in the U.S.

The “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Theory of Everything” stars have been cast alongside British character actor Michael Gambon (“Churchill’s Secret”) and Jonah Hauer-King (“Howards End”) in the three-part series, which has been adapted by Heidi Thomas (“Call The Midwife”). Vanessa Caswill (“My Mad Fat Diary”) will direct.

Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, the story follows the four sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood.

Watson will play family matriarch Marmee, and Lansbury will be the wealthy and cantankerous Aunt March. The four sisters will be played by newcomer Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald (“Scream: The TV Series”), Annes Elwy (“Electric Dreams”), and Katrhyn Newton (“Big Little Lies”).

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Angela Lansbury, Michael Gambon, Emily Watson sign for Us-uk mini-series 'Little Women'

6 July 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

BBC One, PBS, Playground co-pro starts shoot this month.

Dame Angela Lansbury, Michael Gambon and Emily Watson will star in the BBC One drama adaptation of Little Women for UK indie Playground.

Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, the coming of age story about a family growing up in post-Civil War America, will air as a three-part mini-series adapted by the creator of Call the Midwife Heidi Thoma (Cranford) and will be directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen).

Principal photography gets under way this month in Ireland. Co-producers are PBS label Masterpiece.

The series will be set during the book’s 1860’s world with the UK actors adopting Us accents.

Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy and Kathryn Newton will play the March sisters alongside rising actor Jonah Hauer-King as Laurie Laurence.

Watson is set to play Marmee, the matriarch of the March family. Lansbury will play the girls’ wealthy relative – the cantankerous Aunt March »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Angela Lansbury in talks for the BBC’s Little Women adaptation

25 June 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Angela Lansbury is in talks to join the cast of Little Women, a three-part adaptation of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women, which is being produced for the BBC and PBS.

Written by Heidi Thomas (Call the Midwife) and directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen), Little Women is set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and “follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March 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 sibling rivalry and first love to loss and marriage.”

Filming on Little Women is set to get underway next month, with Lansbury portraying the character of Aunt March. »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Little Women’: Angela Lansbury In Talks For Miniseries Adaptation At BBC & PBS

23 June 2017 12:07 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Angela Lansbury is in talks to join the cast of Little Women, a three-part drama series adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's coming-of-age classic for BBC One and Masterpiece on PBS. The project, from Colin Callender's Playground, is written by Heidi Thomas (Call The Midwife) and directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen). Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help… »

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