Joanna Lumley and Nigel Havers among the new cast members announced for upcoming ITV drama Finding Alice, starring Keeley Hawes.
The six-part drama, Finding Alice, created by Roger Goldby (The Durrells), Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard) and Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly), starts production this week.
Hawes plays Alice, whose life is turned upside down with the sudden death of her husband, Harry (Jason Merrells) which leads to a trail of secrets, debt, suspicion and criminality.
Alice’s parents Sarah and Roger will be played by Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous) and Nigel Havers (Benidorm).
The cast also includes Gemma Jones (Gentleman Jack) and Kenneth Cranham (Hatton Garden) who play Minnie and Gerry, Alice’s in-laws.
Isabella Pappas (Paranoid) plays Charlotte, Alice and Harry’s 16-year-old daughter, and Sharon Rooney (The Capture) plays Harry’s sister Nicola.
Harry’s accidental death happens soon after him and Alice move into their new dream home, plunging Alice into a pit grief and abandonment.
On top of that, the house – which Harry designed – is weird and wonderful but also impractical, creating another problem for Alice to deal with, but her problems are about to get a lot worse than struggling to find the fridge.
Harry had a bad habit of hiding things he didn’t want to deal with and now that he’s dead there’s a lot to uncover.
The series is produced by RED Production Company in association with Bright Pictures TV, Buddy Club Productions and Genial Productions.
RED CEO Nicola Shindler commented: “To have such a strong calibre of actors join the cast alongside Keeley to breathe life into these complex characters is incredibly exciting, and I look forward to audiences meeting them.”