New role for Gillian
Posted at 6:03 AM (PDT) on Thursday, April 8, 2010
Cattrall and Anderson in C4 epic
UKPA, April 8, 2010
Kim Cattrall and Gillian Anderson will appear in an epic Channel 4 (UK) adaptation of William Boyd's best-selling novel Any Human Heart.
Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen and Sam Claflin will all take the role of writer Logan Mountstuart, playing him at different stages of his life.
Bleak House and The X Files actress Gillian will star as the Duchess of Windsor while Sex And The City star Kim will take on the role of Logan's glamorous lover Gloria.
The four-part adaptation covers a myriad of pivotal 20th century events seen through the eyes of one man.
Channel 4 head of drama Camilla Campbell said: "Jim, Matthew and Sam lead a phenomenal ensemble cast.
"Playing Logan in the different stages of our hero's life, they will brilliantly encapsulate the significant, and the wonderfully insignificant moments that we can all relate to."
Author William said: "I am both thrilled and exhilarated at the prospect of these three sensational actors taking on the role of Logan Mountstuart as we follow him through the 20th century on the emotional, dramatic and rackety journey that is his long and tumultuous life."
Any Human Heart, to be broadcast later this year, will also star newcomer Emerald Fennell, Hayley Atwell, Natasha Little, Green Wing star Julian Rhind-Tutt, Tom Hollander and Samuel West.
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