Philip Glenister, Tamsin Greig, Alice Eve & Harriet Walter Lead Cast Of Julian Fellowes ‘Belgravia’ For ITV

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14 Mar 19
Philip Glenister, Tamsin Greig, Alice Eve & Harriet Walter Lead Cast Of Julian Fellowes ‘Belgravia’ For ITV

ITV has announced the first casting for Belgravia from the creators of ‘Downton Abbey’, with Philip Glenister, Tamsin Greig, Alice Eve & Harriet Walter set to lead the cast.

‘Belgravia’ is a story of secrets and dishonour amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th Century. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest postcode.

Glenister will star as social-climbing businessman James Trenchard with Greig playing his elegant and insightful wife, Anne Trenchard. Eve will portray their beautiful but extravagant daughter, Susan Trenchard, whilst Walter stars as the aristocratic Countess of Brockenhurst.

Philip Glenister is currently starring in Sky One’s ‘Living the Dream’, previously starred in ‘Outcast’ and ‘Mad Dogs’. However, he is probably best known for his amazing portrayal of Gene Hunt in ‘Life On Mars’ and ‘Ashes To Ashes’. Tamsin Greig is known for her work on ‘Green Wing’, ‘Friday Night Dinner’, and the phenomenal ‘Episodes’. Alice Eve has most recently been seen playing “Mary” in the final season of ‘Iron Fist’, and is also known for her role as Carol Marcus in ‘Star Trek into Darkness’ and the ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘Nosedive’. Harriet Walter is currently starring in Sky One’s ‘Curfew’, but has previously popped up in ‘The Crown’, ‘Black Sails’, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, and played Lady Shackleton in ‘Downton Abbey’.

The 6-episode limited series reunites the award-winning creative team behind ‘Downton Abbey’ with Julian Fellowes adapting his bestselling novel for the screen and Carnival Films’s Gareth Neame executive producing alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Fellowes. John Alexander (‘Sense & Sensibility’) will direct with Colin Wratten (‘Killing Eve’) producing.

ITV hasn’t given a premiere date for Belgravia, but given it only starts filming in Spring, we wouldn’t expect to see it before 2020. We’ll let you know when we hear more.