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Howard’s End (BBC-1 – Starz, Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell)

Howard's End

Howards End is the first television adaptation from the Academy Award(R)-nominated screenwriter and playwright Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea, Gangs of New York, You Can Count on Me).This four-part limited series is the story of two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world. Academy Award(R) winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan brings a fresh take to this adaptation directed by BAFTA winner Hettie Macdonald (“White Girl”).

Margaret Schlegel is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox, a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End. Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn) a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with his partner Jacky (Rosalind Eleazar). In the absence of their late parents, the sisters’ loving but interfering Aunt Juley (Tracey Ullman) tries to keep the young ladies and their brother Tibby (Alex Lawther) on the straight and narrow.

Howards End consists of four hour-long episodes that will air on BBC One in the UK and STARZ in the U.S. Executive produced by Playground in association with City Entertainment and KippSter Entertainment, production and filming continues in and around London.

cast
Alex Lawther as Tibby
Hayley Atwell as Margaret Schlegel
Joseph Quinn as Leonard Bast
Julia Ormond as Ruth Wilcox
Matthew Macfadyen as Henry Wilcox
Philippa Coulthard as Helen Schlegel
Rosalind Eleazar as Jacky
Tracey Ullman as Aunt Juley Mund

key behind the scenes crew
Alixandre Witlin as Executive Producer
Colin Callender as Executive Producer
David A. Stern as Executive Producer
E.M. Forster as Original Author
Hettie Macdonald as Director
Joshua D. Maurer as Executive Producer
Kenneth Lonergan as Writer
Laura Hastings-Smith as Producer
Lucy Richer as Executive Producer
Scott Huff as Executive Producer
Sophie Gardiner as Executive Producer

show type
period drama

broadcast from
currently in development
4×60 minute episodes

network and production companies
BBC – Starz – City Entertainment – KippSter Entertainment – Playground





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