“Doctor Who” Star Pearl Mackie Joins ITV’s “Tom Jones” TV Series – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie joins Solly McLeod (The climb) and Sophie Wilde (You do not know me) in the cast of Tom jones, the four-part period television series reimagining the classic Henry Fielding novel The story of Tom Jones, a foundling.
The Mammoth Screen Announcement Project (Poldark), the masterpiece of PBS and ITV. Masterpiece was previously the US home of the hit ITV show Downton Abbey.
First published in 1749, Tom jones is the scandalous tale of a young man’s attempt to find his place in the world. It’s widely regarded as a British classic and has been adapted before, most notably in the feature film version from 1963 with Albert Finney as the main character.
Gwyneth Hughes (Vanity Show) wrote the series. Georgia Parris (Husband) achieves, Benjamin Greenacre produces. Executive producers are James Gandhi, Gwyneth Hughes, Damien Timmer and Helen Ziegler for Mammoth Screen, Susanne Simpson and Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece and Polly Hill for ITV.
The series is supported by the Northern Ireland Screen and will be filmed in and around Belfast this fall.
Mackie will play the best friend of Sophie Wilde’s character. British actress, who played Bill in Doctor Who, is in post-production on ITV crime-drama The long call and sci-fi feature The agreement. Last year she starred in a movie thriller Survival line.