Holliday Grainger and Richard Madden head the cast of BBC1’s upcoming adapatation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
The new version of the classic DH Lawrence novel will be written and directed by Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio, who said: “I’m hugely flattered that such a fabulously talented young cast will bring these iconic roles to life.”
Holliday Grainger plays Lady Chatterley with James Norton as her war wounded husband, Sir Clifford Chatterley, and Richard Madden as gamekeeper Oliver Mellors in the 90-minute drama, which will be part of BBC1’s ambitious season of classic 20th Century literature next year.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. With its original 1928 edition censored in Britain for over 30 years after it was written, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is one of the most sexually pioneering novels of the 20th century.
BBC One’s season of classic 20th-century literature will also include Adrian Hodges’ adaptation of LP Hartley’s The Go-Between, Ben Vanstone’s adaptation of Laurie Lee’s memoir Cider With Rosie and J B Priestley’s classic play An Inspector Calls.
They will all screen in 2015.