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[09/30/21 - 07:05 AM]
"Tom Jones" Casting News - Hannah Waddingham and Pearl Mackie Join Solly McLeod and Sophie Wilde in Masterpiece/Mammoth Screen Production
A rollercoaster story of the title character's complicated journey to find real love, "Tom Jones" has delighted and scandalized readers since it was originally published in 1749.







TOM JONES (PBS)
Premieres in TBA 2022 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from PBS's press release, September 2021) Primetime Emmy award-winner Hannah Waddingham has been cast as the seductive and vengeful Lady Bellaston in Tom Jones, a MASTERPIECE, ITV and Mammoth Screen (Victoria, Poldark) miniseries currently filming in Northern Ireland. Waddingham won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Rebecca Welton in Ted Lasso at the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards. This follows the announcement that Solly McLeod (The Rising) is playing the hero Tom, alongside Sophie Wilde (You Don't Know Me) as the heroine Sophia Western and Pearl Mackie (Doctor Who) as Sophia's trusted maid, Honour, in this reimagining of The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling based on Henry Fielding's classic novel. A rollercoaster story of the title character's complicated journey to find real love, Tom Jones has delighted and scandalized readers since it was originally published in 1749.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alun Armstrong as Squire Western
· Daniel Rigby as Partridge
· Dean Lennox Kelly as Black George
· Felicity Montagu as Bridget Allworthy
· Hannah Waddingham as Lady Bellaston
· James Fleet as Squire Allworthy
· James Wilbraham as Blifil
· Janine Duvitski as Mrs. Wilkins
· Julian Rhind-Tutt as Fitzpatrick
· Lucy Fallon as Molly
· Pearl Mackie as Honour
· Shirley Henderson as Aunt Western
· Solly McLeod as Tom
· Sophie Wilde as Sophia Western
· Susannah Fielding as Mrs. Waters
· Tamzin Merchant as Aunt Harriet
CREW INFORMATION:
· Benjamin Greenacre as PROD
· Damien Timmer as EP
· Georgia Parris as DIR
· Gwyneth Hughes as EP
· Gwyneth Hughes as WRTR
· Helen Ziegler as EP
· Henry Fielding as BOOK
· James Gandhi as EP
· Polly Hill as EP
· Rebecca Eaton as EP
· Susanne Simpson as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Mammoth Screen