Jason Watkins (Line of Duty), Victoria Hamilton (Doctor Foster), George MacKay (1917), and Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones) will star in the landmark film about the world-renowned Director of Climate Research, Professor Philip Jones from the University of East Anglia, who found himself in the eye of an international media storm and the victim of cyberterrorism back in 2009.
Starring Jason Watkins (The Crown), Victoria Hamilton (Life), George MacKay (1917) and Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), the thriller will explore how back in 2009 world-renowned Professor Philip Jones, Director of Climate Research at University of East Anglia, was at the centre of an international media storm and the victim of cyberterrorism.
When Mike Bartlett sent actress Victoria Hamilton the script for his latest television series, Life, she felt a bit confused at first. “I was reading this wonderful character Belle, and I suddenly thought, I know this woman! I emailed Mike and told him she really reminded me of Anna, my character in Doctor Foster. Mike sent me back a very short email, ‘Yes, it is Anna. Anna Belle.’”
The mini-series will see Victoria Hamilton return to her role from Doctor Foster, with her character Anna now going by the name ‘Belle’ as she seeks to rebuild her life as a Pilates teacher.
Adam James will also appear in the series, reprising his role as Belle’s now-ex-husband Neil.
Set in Manchester, the six-part series will tell the intertwining stories of the residents of a large house divided into four flats.