Keeley Hawes (Spooks), Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Stephanie Cole (Doc Martin), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Notting Hill), Selina Cadell (Doc Martin), Tuppence Middleton (Spies of Warsaw), Tom Hughes (Silk), Alex Jennings (Silk), Sandy McDade (Jane Eyre), Pip Torrens (Pride and Prejudice), Benedikte Hansen (Borgen), Jesper Christensen (Melancholia), Emerald Fennell (Any Human Heart), Charles Aitken (Bonkers) and Daisy Lewis (Doctor Who) have all been cast in BBC One’s upcoming 90 minute psychological thriller The Lady Vanishes
Based on the novel The Wheel Spins, the drama was adapated for the BBC by Fiona Seres and follows the spoilt but beautiful Iris (Tuppence Middleton) who, while returning home from a holiday in the Balkans, is befriended on the train by an English woman she knows only as Miss Froy (Selina Cadell). Iris falls asleep, and when she awakes some hours later, Miss Froy has vanished. Fearing madness and risking death, Iris desperately tries to solve the sudden disappearance of her traveling companion.
Speaking of the cast of The Lady Vanishes, Kate Harwood, Controller of Series and Serials for BBC Drama, commented: “Fiona’s adaptation of The Wheel Spins deftly weaves together the intriguing stories of a psychologically complex group of characters – with the mysterious disappearance of Miss Froy on a packed train – played out against the tense backdrop of the Balkans in the 1930s. I am delighted with the incredible cast and crew we have assembled for the project. The Lady Vanishes will be a thrilling treat for BBC One audiences this Christmas.”