All-star cast confirmed for Juliette Towhidi’s adaptation of Death Comes To Pemberley for BBC One

Date: 18.06.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.05
Following the announcement that Anna Maxwell Martin (Elizabeth), Matthew Rhys (Darcy) and Matthew Goode (Wickham) will star in Death Comes To Pemberley, BBC One and Origin Pictures are delighted to confirm further stellar casting for this dazzling adaptation for BBC One.

Further casting includes: Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Dancing On The Edge) as Lydia Wickham; Trevor Eve (Kidnap And Ransom, Waking The Dead) as Sir Selwyn Hardcastle; Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It) as Mrs Bennett; James Fleet (The Vicar Of Dibley, Little Dorrit) as Mr Bennett; Penelope Keith (To The Manor Born) as Lady Catherine de Bourgh; Joanna Scanlan (The Thick Of It, Stella) as Mrs Reynolds; Tom Ward (Silent Witness) as Colonel Fitzwilliam; Eleanor Tomlinson (The White Queen) as Georgiana Darcy; and James Norton (Doctor Who, Cheerful Weather For The Wedding) as Mr Alveston.

Adapted from PD James' internationally bestselling novel, this remarkably inventive homage to Austen brings her much-loved world to life in an original and suspenseful way.

Filming will begin this month on location in Yorkshire and has been supported with investment from Screen Yorkshire.

Directed by BAFTA-winning director Daniel Percival (Dirty War, Place Of Execution), the executive producer for Origin Pictures is Ed Rubin and the producers for Origin Pictures are David Thompson and Eliza Mellor.

The executive producer for the BBC is Polly Hill and the executive producer for Screen Yorkshire is Hugo Heppell.

The drama was commissioned by Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, Ben Stephenson and former Controller of BBC One, now Director of Television, Danny Cohen.