Andrew Scott

A black-and-white Andrew Scott unsettles in full-length Ripley trailer

Andrew Scott, in character as Tom Ripley, looks out from a train window, looking menacing, in black and white

The limited series will adapt the 1955 novel The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, made famous by the 1999 film of the same name.

Last time round, it was Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) who played Ripley. The conman scams and squirms his way into the affluent world of Dickie Greenleaf, played in 1999 by Jude Law (The Grand Budapest Hotel). Now, it’s Andrew Scott’s turn as the scheming charmer, with Johnny Flynn (One Life) in the role of Dickie.

Lily James and Emily Beecham to star in the BBC adaptation of The Pursuit of Love

Emily Mortimer, Lily James and Emily Beecham (Credit: BBC)

Written and directed by Mortimer, The Pursuit of Love tells a story about the complexities of love and friendship starring Lily James (War & Peace), Emily Beecham (Into the Badlands), Andrew Scott (Fleabag) and Dominic West (Brassic).

Set in Europe between the times of World War one and two, the series follows the adventures of the charismatic and confident Linda Radlett (James) and her best friend and cousin Fanny Logan (Beecham).

Memorable TV performances of the decade

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Series binging over weekly releases has become the new norm, and brand new, high-quality TV content seems to be in endless supply.

The competition for viewers’ attention has intensified tenfold, and the leading broadcasters have risen to the challenge.

At the beginning of a new decade, we look back at some of the most memorable performances and series of the last ten years.