I got the news on Friday that I will be doing a new BBC Radio 4 drama which is going to be a Christmas Special. Very exciting….. and then…. I also got the go ahead on a new BBC T.V. Drama. I did audition for a different role but I didn’t get it, however, I was lucky enough to be offered another role in this production called The Outcast.
Source: The Knowledge News
The Outcast heading to BBC One
Sadie Jones’ award-winning novel The Outcast, is to become a two-part drama for BBC One
“It has been a long route to the big screen: Jones originally wrote it as a screenplay, which then became a best-selling novel, winning the First Novel gong at the 2008 Costa Awards.
The book segued back into a film script on the development slate at Blueprint Pictures, now responsible for bringing it to the BBC.
To be delivered as two feature length episodes, the drama is set in 50s Surrey and centres on 19 year-old Lewis Aldridge, the outcast to whom the title refers. Having just returned from prison, he has to deal with his mother’s drowning and his own alcoholism – laying bare a fractured life hidden beneath the world of the seemingly perfect English village”.
Shooting on The Outcast starts in late summer.