Hannah Waddingham joins ‘Tom Jones’ miniseries – The New Indian Express
LOS ANGELES: “Ted Lasso” star Hannah Waddingham is the latest to join the cast of the upcoming “Tom Jones” miniseries.
The actor will star alongside Solly McLeod and Sophie Wilde on the show that reimagines Henry Fielding’s classic novel “The Story of Tom Jones, Foundling,” Deadline reported.
“Tom Jones” comes from PBS’s Masterpiece, Mammoth Screen and ITV.
First published in 1749, the novel presents the scandalous story of a young man’s attempt to find a place in the world.
The book is widely regarded as a British classic and has already been adapted, notably as a feature film from 1963, starring Albert Finney as the main character.
In the miniseries, McLeod will star opposite Wilde, who will play Sophia Western.
Waddingham will play the seductive and vengeful Lady Bellaston.
The cast also includes Pearl Mackie, James Fleet, Alun Armstrong, Shirley Henderson, Tamzin Merchant, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Susannah Fielding, Daniel Rigby, James Wilbraham, Felicity Montagu, Janine Duvitski, Dean Lennox Kelly and Lucy Fallon.
Gwyneth Hughes wrote the series, which will be directed by Georgia Parris.
“Tom Jones” will be produced by Benjamin Greenacre with James Gandhi, Gwyneth Hughes, Damien Timmer, Helen Ziegler, Susanne Simpson, Rebecca Eaton and Polly Hill as executive producers.
Waddingham recently won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Rebecca Welton in Apple’s “Ted Lasso.”
She also stars in the hit Netflix show “Sex Education”.