ITV’s Two-Part Drama ‘Lucan’ & Channel 4’s ‘The Devil’s Whore’ Follow-Up ‘New Worlds’ Add To Casts

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EXCLUSIVE: ITV’s upcoming two part drama Lucan has added a trio of actors to its cast. I’ve learned that Leanne Best (Ripper Street), Miles Richardson (Dancing On The Edge) and Glyn Grimstead (Fleming) have joined the cast of the ITV Studios produced drama. Based on the book The Gamblers and penned by ITV Studios’ Jeff Pope, Lucan tells the story of Lucan’s exploits as a member of the infamous Clermont set and will focus on the collapse of his marriage to Veronica, the Countess of Lucan. With his marriage disintegrating, Lucan became obsessed with regaining custody of his children. Ultimately the drama will reveal what happened on that fateful night in November 1974 when his children’s nanny, Sandra Rivett, was cruelly bludgeoned to death in the basement of the family’s home in London’s Lower Belgrave Street as she made her way to the kitchen to make a cup of tea. The two-parter is being produced by ITV Studios & GroupM Entertainment and stars Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter). Angus Wright (Murder On The Home Front), Alistair Petrie (Sherlock), Julian Firth (Secret State) and Michael Gould (The Bletchley Circle) have also landed roles on the drama.

Channel 4’s The Devil’s Whore follow-up New Worlds has also added a number of actors to its cast. I’ve learned that Samuel James (The Shadow Line), Josef Altin (Game of Thrones), Jeremy Northam (White Heat) and newcomers Freddie Stewart & Billy Howle have joined the cast of the drama, which just recently entered production. A follow-up to the 2008 drama The Devil’s Whore, New World was penned by Peter Flannery & Martine Brant and is described as a gripping story of love and loss and the human price paid for the freedoms we enjoy today which spans two continents and the period up to the Glorious Revolution. The drama follows Angelica, now Countess of Abingdon, in the 1680s. The restored Monarchy of Charles II has betrayed its promise of tolerance and reverted to tyranny with the likes of Torture, show trials, summary executions. At Fanshawe House, we rejoin Angelica from The Devil’s Whore, now Countess of Abingdon, striving to protect her daughter Beth from a country yet again on the brink of chaos. But when Abe – outlaw and idealist – breaks into Beth’s sheltered world he jolts her into consciousness and asks her if she can standby as the liberties won with her father’s Civil War blood are destroyed? Meanwhile in New England the colonists struggle throw off the distant but steely control of the English Crown and Hope and Ned find themselves on the brutal frontline. The drama is being produced by Company Pictures and stars Eve Best (Nurse Jackie), Jamie Dornan (The Fall), Freya Mavor (Skins), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones). Newcomer Morfydd Clark, Amy Marston (Rome) and Malcolm Storry (The Making of a Lady) have also landed roles on the four-part drama.