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Stellar cast announced for new adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

22 Aug 2014

BBC One today announced three cast members for Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, produced by Hartswood Films and in association with Serena Cullen Productions.

Holliday Grainger (Tulip Fever, The Riot Club), Richard Madden (Birdsong, Game of Thrones) and James Norton (Happy Valley, Death Comes to Pemberley) are set to star in Jed Mercurio’s new adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic novel.

Holliday Grainger plays Lady Chatterley, with James Norton as her war-wounded husband Sir Clifford Chatterley, and Richard Madden as gamekeeper Oliver Mellors in the 90-minute drama which will be directed by Jed Mercurio, and will air on BBC One next year as part of its season of classic 20th century literature.

Jed Mercurio, writer and director, says: “I’m hugely flattered that such a fabulously talented young cast will bring these iconic roles to life.”

Lady Chatterley’s Lover, an early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries, tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper.

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