Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street), Frances O’Connor (Piccadily Jim), Gregory Fitoussi (Spiral), Aisling Loftus (The Borrowers), Trystan Gravelle (Anonymous) and Zoe Tapper (Desperate Romantics) have been cast in ITV’s upcoming drama series Mr Selfridge.
Mr Selfridge is set in London in 1909, at a time when women were revelling in a new sense of freedom and modernity. Harry wanted to indulge, empower and celebrate these women and so opened the doors of his lavish department store, on London’s famous Oxford Street. ITV has ordered 10 episodes for the show’s first season.
Jeremy Piven has been cast in the lead role of American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, while Katherine Kelly has joined the series as Lady Mae, a socialite whose connections prove vital for Harry as he builds his empire.
Also starring is Frances O’Connor as Harry’s wife Rose, Gregory Fitoussi as Henri Leclair, Harry’s flamboyant creative director, Aisling Loftus as shop assistant Agnes, Trystan Gravelle as Victor, the Assistant Manager at Selfridges in-store restaurant and Zoe Tapper as Ellen Love, a celbrated entertianer who becomes the new ‘face’ of Selfridges.