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BEN HARDY stars in a stun­ning adap­ta­tion of Wilkie Collins’ fa­mous Vic­to­rian novel

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WILKIE COLLINS’1859 novel The Wo­man in White, widely seen as the first psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller, has been adapted for a spell­bind­ing five-part BBC1 pe­riod drama, sched­uled to air next year.

This spooky shot sees for­mer Easten­ders and X-men: Apoc­a­lypse ac­tor Ben Hardy as artist Wal­ter Har­tright, who en­coun­ters an enig­matic wo­man dressed in white. He’s then em­broiled in a dark mys­tery af­ter he is sent to a coun­try house to teach warm­hearted young Laura Fair­lie (Ap­ple Tree Yard’s Olivia Vi­nall).

The Last Post’s Jessie Buck­ley co-stars as Laura’s spir­ited half-sis­ter Mar­ian Hal­combe, who is des­per­ate to pro­tect her beloved si­b­ling. ‘She has such a strength and rooted in­tegrity,’ says Buck­ley.

‘In the midst of this Vic­to­rian male world you find Mar­ian, who is un­de­fined by her sex and un­de­fined by her so­ci­ety.’

Dougray Scott co-stars as Laura’s fi­ancé, Sir Per­ci­val Glyde, along with Charles Dance as her un­cle. Art Malik, Joanna Scan­lan, Vicki Pep­per­dine and Ric­cardo Sca­mar­cio also ap­pear.


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