Filming has begun on Elizabeth is Missing, the BBC One feature length adaptation of Emma Healey’s best-selling novel. The film marks Glenda Jackson’s return to the screen after over 25 years, in the leading role of Maud. The film is made by STV Productions and is being shot in Scotland.
Joining two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson, is Helen Behan (The Virtues, This is England) as Helen, Sophie Rundle (Gentleman Jack, Peaky Blinders) as Sukey and Maggie Steed (EastEnders, Paddington 2) as Elizabeth.
Other cast announced today include; Liv Hill as Young Maud (Three Girls, Jellyfish), Nell Williams as Katy (Game of Thrones, The Audience), Mark Stanley as Frank (Broken, Game of Thrones), Sam Hazeldine as Tom (The Innocents, Peaky Blinders), Neil Pendleton as Douglas (Slaughterhouse Rulez, In Plain Sight) and Stuart McQuarrie as Peter (Outlander, The Hollow Crown).
Further cast include: Linda Hargreaves, Michelle Duncan, John Paul Hurley, Brian Ferguson, Cara Kelly, Julie Hannan, Anna-Maria Nabirye, Nabs Aziz and Tom Urie.
Elizabeth Is Missing combines a gripping mystery with a tender yet unflinching exploration of one woman’s struggle with dementia. When her best friend Elizabeth goes missing, Maud is convinced that something terrible has happened, and sets out to solve the mystery. But with her dementia worsening, unfinished business unearthed and the past and present starting to merge, Maud’s search takes on a poignant urgency. Will Maud be able to discover the truth before she loses herself completely?
Andrea Gibb (Swallows and Amazons) has adapted the screenplay from Emma Healey’s novel and the one-off 90 minute drama is directed by Bafta award-winning Aisling Walsh (Room At The Top). Executive Producers are Sarah Brown and Andrea Gibb for STV Productions and Gaynor Holmes for BBC One. It is produced by Chrissy Skinns.
Elizabeth Is Missing is distributed internationally by Sky Vision.
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