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The Pursuit of Love (ITV Drama, Lily James, Dominic West)

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Period drama The Pursuit of Love, written and directed by actress Emily Mortimer, is based on the novel by Nancy Mitford. The story takes place between the wars in Europe and follows Linda Radlett (Lily James) and Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham) her best friend. The pair are determined to find themselves the perfect husbands but although stability comes easy to Fanny, Linda forges her own path – right into the heart of what is happening in Europe.

Cast: Lily James as Linda Radlett; Emily Beecham as Fanny Logan; Dominic West as Matthew Radlett; Dolly Wells as Sadie Radlett; Andrew Scott as Lord Merlin; Emily Mortimer as The Bolter (Fanny’s mother); Beattie Edmondson as Louisa Radlett; Assaad Bouab as Fabrice de Sauveterre; Shazad Latif as Alfred Wincham; Freddie Fox as Tony Kroesig

Writer and Director: Emily Mortimer / Novel: Nancy Mitford / Director of Photography: Zac Nicholson / Production Design: Cristina Casali / Costume Design: Sinead Kidao / Executive Producers: Charles Collier, Matthew Read, Frith Tiplady / Producer: Rhonda Smith

UK / BBC One – Open Book – Moonage / 3×60 minute episodes / 2020