Holliday Grainger is adding another literary adaptation to her résumé. The Great Expectations and Anna Karenina actress will star as the title character in BBC One’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Also joining the cast are Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones) and James Norton (Happy Valley). Line Of Duty’s Jed Mercurio is adapting the latest take on the 1928 D.H. Lawrence novel. Sherlock’s Hartswood Films is producing in association with Serena Cullen Productions. Norton will play the war-wounded husband Sir Clifford Chatterley, and Madden is gamekeeper Oliver Mellors in the 90-minute drama. Mercurio is directing with shooting to start in October in Wales or a 2015 airdate.
Levi Meaden (The 100) has booked a recurring role on Olympus, Syfy’s 13-episode mythology drama. He will play Kimon, a young scribe who develops a relationship with the heir to the throne of Athens. Nick Willing (Neverland) will write and direct the first episode. Meaden, who plays AJ Fielding in the upcoming final season of Netflix’s The Killing, is repped by Carrie Wheeler, Vanguard Management, and attorney Neil Meyer.
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