Celia Imrie (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) has been cast opposite Pamela Adlon on FX’s comedy series Better Things. From Louis C.K. and his longtime friend and collaborator Adlon, Better Things is a semi-autobiographical vehicle for Adlon similar to the way Louie is for C.K. It centers on Sam (Adlon), a working actor with no filter trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also — just maybe — squeeze in some private time once in awhile. Imrie will play Phyllis, Sam’s spotlight-stealing English mom. She’s a loving and colluding grandma but a frustrating mother, an issue only compounded by the fact that she lives across the street. Imrie joined the cast in the regular role after the pilot was picked up to series. She was recently seen in Fox Searchlight’s The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and her other film credits include Bridget Jones’ Diary and Calendar Girls. She is repped by Don Buchwald Associates, Magnolia Entertainment and United Agents in the UK.
Rebecca Tilney has booked a recurring role on the fourth and final season of SundanceTV drama series Rectify. Created by Ray McKinnon and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, Rectify follows Daniel Holden (Aden Young), who is released after serving nearly 20 years in complete isolation on death row, as he returns as an outsider to his family, to his community, and to the times. Tilney will play New Canaan Project Director Maggie Hines. She just wrapped a recurring role as Connie Britton’s lawyer Valerie Cheng on ABC’s Nashville. Other credits include The Magicians, Vice Principals, You’re The Worst, Revenge, and Longmire. Tilney is managed by Impact Artists Group.