BBC One has set the cast for Elizabeth Is Missing. Sophie Rundle (Gentleman Jack, Peaky Blinders), Helen Behan (The Virtues, This is England) and Maggie Steed (EastEnders, Paddington 2) are set to star opposite Glenda Jackson in the feature length adaptation of Emma Healey’s novel.
Elizabeth Is Missing explores one woman’s struggle with dementia. When her best friend Elizabeth goes missing, Maud (Jackson) is convinced that something terrible has happened, and sets out to solve the mystery. But with her dementia worsening, unfinished business unearthed and the past and present starting to merge, Maud’s search takes on a poignant urgency. Will Maud be able to discover the truth before she loses herself completely?
Sophie Rundle has been cast as Sukey; Helen Behan as Helen; and Maggie Steed as Elizabeth. Rounding out the cast is Liv Hill, Nell Williams, Mark Stanley, Sam Hazeldine, Neil Pendleton, Stuart McQuarrie, Linda Hargreaves, Michelle Duncan, John Paul Hurley, Brian Ferguson, Cara Kelly, Julie Hannan, Anna-Maria Nabirye, Nabs Aziz and Tom Urie.
The script was penned by Andrea Gibb. STV Productions are producing, with Chrissy Skinns serving as the producer. Aisling Walsh is the director. The executive producers are Sarah Brown and Andrea Gibb for STV Productions and Gaynor Holmes for BBC One. Filming is now underway in Scotland. Sky Vision is handling international sales.