Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham joins the cast of Tom Jones
Washington, November 4: Emmy-winning star Hannah Waddingham has joined the cast of “Tom Jones”, the literary adaptation of Masterpiece and UK broadcaster ITV.
According to Variety, Waddingham has joined Solly McLeod and Sophie Wilde. Waddingham has been cast as the alluring and vengeful Lady Bellaston in the miniseries, which is currently filming in Northern Ireland.
Based on Henry Fielding’s classic 1749 novel “The Tale of Tom Jones, a Foundling,” the series follows the romantic and chivalrous adventures of Tom Jones adopted in 18th century England.
McLeod plays the hero Tom, alongside Wilde as the heroine Sophia Western. The cast also includes Pearl Mackie, James Fleet, Alun Armstrong, winner Olivier Shirley Henderson, Tamzin Merchant, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Susannah Fielding, BAFTA winner Daniel Rigby, James Wilbraham, Felicity Montagu, Janine Duvitski, Dean Lennox Kelly and Lucy Fallon.
Written by Gwyneth Hughes, “Tom Jones” is directed by Georgia Parris and produced by Benjamin Greenacre. This is a co-production of Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece from ITV Studios in association with ITV Studios.
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 book has been adapted several times before, most notably as Tony Richardson’s 1963 film ‘Tom Jones’ starring Albert Finney as Tom and a 1997 BBC adaptation by Simon Burke with Max Beesley in the title role . He also gave birth to the 1976 film “The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones”.
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