Julian will star as Adam in the BBC drama, Man in an Orange Shirt. The casting details and an official synopsis were released today. Looking forward to this project!
Casting for the drama was announced today, with Redgrave and young actress Joanna Vanderham cast to play the same role, 60 years apart.
The series will also star Julian Morris (New Girl), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), , Oliver Jackson Cohen (Mr Selfridge) and David Gyasi (Interstellar).
Further cast includes Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Julian Sands (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Killing Fields), Angel Coulby (Merlin), Charlie Wernham (Bad Education), Tommy Bastow (Angus Thongs & Perfect Snogging), and newcomer James Godden.
A synopsis explains: “Two love stories, sixty years apart, chart the challenges and huge change to gay lives from the Second World War to the present: In 1944, British Army Captain Michael Berryman (Cohen) meets war artist Thomas March (McArdle) in Southern Italy while chaos reigns all around them.
“Despite having a young fiancé, Flora (Vanderham), waiting at home for him, straight-laced Michael finds himself falling for Thomas’ bohemian charms.
“In 2017, an ageing Flora (Redgrave) looks on as her grandson, Adam (Morris), tentatively forms a relationship with his client Steve (Gyasi) in a more accepting world.
“But while the external obstacles have fallen away, a minefield of internalised issues and dangerous temptations still line the road to happiness.”