Just in case you didn’t know, BBC One has been fast at work on a new adaptation of the Pride and Prejudice sequel, Death Comes to Pemberley.
Last month, they announced a nice chunk of the cast, including Matthew Rhys as Mr. Darcy, Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth Bennet, and Matthew Goode as Mr. Wickham.
At midnight on June 18 (London time), the BBC announced some more names to add on to their star studded cast.
Our little Clara Oswald from Doctor Who, Jenna-Louise Coleman has snatched up a lead role as Elizabeth’s sister and Wickham’s wife Lydia.
Rebecca Front from The Thick of It will be Elizabeth’s mother, Mrs. Bennet, and will have The Vicar of Dibley actor James Fleet playing her husband.
Also from The Thick of It is Joanna Scanlan, who will be Pemberley’s housekeeper, Mrs. Reynold’s.
The White Queen actress Eleanor Tomlinson has been cast as Darcy’s sister Georgiana, whom is being pursued by attorney Henry Alveston, played by James Norton, and her cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, played by Tom Ward.
Penelope Keith has been cast as Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and Trevor Eve of Walking the Dead will be playing the role of Sir Selwyn Hardcastle.
Filming on the program is set to start this month in Yorkshire, directed by Bafta award winner Daniel Percival, and produced by Origin Pictures.