August 31, 2006

Casting Couch: I Saw This Thing on ITV the Other Week

We previously reported that ITV is adapting three! Austen novels for their upcoming season. Here's the who's who: Doctor Who's Billie Piper will play Mansfield Park's Fannie Price, Sally Hawkins is Anne Elliot in Persuasion, and Felicity Jones will be the excitable Catherine Morland in the Andrew Davies' adapted faux-gothic Northanger Abbey.

Lee Evans will play the lead in a t.v. adaptation of HG Wells The History of Mr. Polly says Digital Spy.

The fantastic Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream) will star in a film adaptation of Margaret Laurence's novel The Stone Angel.

Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe will portray Rudyard Kipling's son in ITV's My Boy Jack.


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