Set in the years between the World Wars, the story saunters among well-to-do English aristocrats and their desire for love and marriage. Here’s everything
we know so far.
the story of The Pursuit of Love?
first in a trilogy, Nancy Mitford’s 1945 novel focuses on the adventures of two upper-class women: best friends Linda Radlett and her cousin Fanny Logan. They’re both
enraptured by the idea of love, sex and marriage, though their education on the
subject is slight. (Most of their knowledge of sex is learned from a guide on
duck breeding.) Nevertheless, they’re determined to find the ideal husband while
social and political divisions fracture the nation.
Linda (Lily James) and her best friend/cousin Fanny (Emily Beecham). Photo: BBC
bounces between contrary love interests: beginning with a Tory MP, changing to a
devoted communist, then finding something more substantial in war-torn Paris. While Linda follows her heart, Fanny settles for a steady life – putting their friendship to the test.
The three-part series is being adapted and directed by Emily Mortimer (Doll and Em),
who also stars as Fanny's mother, known as 'the Bolter'.
Assaad Bouab stars as Fabrice de Sauveterre, a mutual suitor to Linda and Fanny. Photo: BBC
in The Pursuit of Love cast?
alongside Lily James, who plays Linda, Little Joe’s Emily Beecham plays
her cousin Fanny. Dominic West (Les Misérables, The Affair, Colette) and
Dolly Wells (Dracula, Can You Ever Forgive Me?) star as Linda’s parents,
and the Hot Priest himself, Andrew Scott, is playing Lord Merlin, an eccentric
neighbour to the Radletts.
Edmondson (Josh), Assaad Bouab (Messiah), Shazad Latif (The
Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), and Freddie Fox (White House Farm)
are also starring.
Andrew Scott stars as Lord Merlin, the wealthy and eccentric neighbour. Photo: BBC
the Pursuit of Love release date?
series has only just started filming, in accordance with governmental
guidelines for Covid-19 – so don’t expect anything until 2021.
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