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BBC Drama 'Mrs Wilson' Shooting in Northern Ireland
18 Apr 2018 :
Ruth Wilson
Jackie Larkin (Stella Days) is producing the BBC series, which started shooting in Northern Ireland this week.

The drama stars Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther) based on the life of her own grandmother.

Ruth Wilson, in the lead role, stars alongside Iain Glen (Game of ThronesDelicious), Keeley Hawes (The DurrellsAshes to Ashes), Anupam Kher (Silver Linings PlaybookThe Boy with The Topknot) and Fiona Shaw (Harry PotterTrue Blood).  Mrs Wilson is inspired by the memoir of Wilson’s grandmother and her family’s complicated history.


The three-part drama is written by Anna Symon (Indian Summers), directed by Richard Laxton (MumHim & Her) and produced by Jackie Larkin (The Strike Series, Stella Days).  Executive producers are Ruth Wilson, Ruth Kenley-Letts (The Casual VacancyThe Strike Series), Neil Blair (The Strike SeriesFantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them), Lucy Richer for the BBC and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE at WGBH Boston.


Richard Williams, CEO Northern Ireland Screen, said; “We are delighted to welcome the cast and crew of The Wilsons to Northern Ireland and to continue our successful partnership agreement with the BBC, which sees the continued investment in developing an internationally competitive screen industry here. The Wilsons is set to follow in the footsteps of other incredible dramas such as Line of Duty, The Fall and most recently, Come Home.  This is another strong vote of confidence in our local TV industry and further cements Northern Ireland’s reputation as a world-class production location. We wish the entire team all the best for their shoot.”


Ruth Wilson commenting on her role in the new production said: “I am so excited to bring to the small screen the extraordinary lives of my grandparents. Theirs is a profoundly moving story.”


Lucy Richer, Executive Producer for the BBC said: “Anna Symon’s scripts, based on the remarkable story of Ruth Wilson’s grandparents, are full of twists and turns. It is a story of breath-taking secrets and love against the odds, and I can’t wait to see it brought to life for BBC One by such a fascinating cast, led by Ruth.”

Executive Producer for MASTERPIECE, Rebecca Eaton said; “What a fabulous group of actors to bring Ruth Wilson’s grandmother’s story to life!”

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