Mammoth Screen's epic BBC Two drama and HBO drama mini-series, Parade's End, stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, War Horse, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Town, The Awakening) and heralds the return of Sir Tom Stoppard to British television.
Parade's End is a flagship five-part drama adapted by internationally acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Sir Tom Stoppard (Empire Of The Sun, Shakespeare In Love, Anna Karenina) from a quartet of novels by Ford Madox Ford, widely acknowledged be one of the literary masterworks of the 20th century. It is directed by multi Emmy-nominated and Bafta-winning film maker Susanna White (Bleak House, Jane Eyre, Generation Kill, Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang).
Parade's End is set during a formative period of British history – from the twilight years of the Edwardian era to the end of the First World War. At its centre is English aristocrat Christopher Tietjens (Cumberbatch), his beautiful but wilful wife Sylvia (Hall), and Valentine Wannop, a young suffragette, played by Logie-nominated actress Adelaide Clemens (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Generation Um, The Great Gatsby).
It boasts a supporting cast including such acting luminaries as Roger Allam (The Queen, The Woman In Black) Anne-Marie Duff (The Virgin Queen, Nowhere Boy), Rupert Everett (The Importance Of Being Earnest, Hysteria), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Clare Higgins (A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, The Golden Compass), Janet McTeer (The Woman In Black, Albert Nobbs) and Miranda Richardson (Made In Dagenham, The Lost Prince).
Also starring are Rufus Sewell (Zen), Freddie Fox (The Shadow Line), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Tom Mison (One Day), Geoffrey Palmer (The Lost Christmas), Jamie Parker (The Hour) and Steven Robertson (Red Riding).
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