Tamsin Greig, Lesley Sharp and Ellie Kendrick star in the BBC adaptation of The Diary Of Anne Frank.
The rights to The Diary Of Anne Frank rarely become available. The BBC and Darlow Smithson Productions have worked closely with the Anne Frank-Fonds, the charitable foundation promoting social and cultural projects in the spirit of Anne Frank, to ensure complete authenticity for the drama.
Anne Frank started to write her diary on her 13th birthday in June 1942, just two weeks before she and her family were forced to go into hiding in Nazi occupied Holland.
Written from the cramped conditions of an annex in her father's spice warehouse, Anne's poignant, feisty and often funny account of her life over a two-year period has become the most widely read piece of non-fiction - apart from the Bible.
The Franks are soon joined by another family, Hermann and Petronalla van Daan, and their teenage son, Peter. She writes more and more in her birthday diary, detailing life in the annex and her feelings about her companions.
Felicity Jones (Northanger Abbey) plays Anne's sister Margot. Ron Cook (Hot Fuzz) and Lesley Sharp (Clocking Off) play Mr and Mrs Van Daan; with Kate Ashfield (Secret Smile) as Miep; and Nicholas Farrell (Talk To Me) as Mr Dussel.
The adaptation is by Deborah Moggach, whose screenplay for the film version of Pride and Prejudice was nominated for a BAFTA. The series is directed by Jon Jones and produced by Elinor Day.
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