Olivia Colman is to star in a BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.
The Oscar winner will be playing the role of Miss Havisham, a wealthy woman left at the altar on her wedding day, who continues to wear her wedding dress for the rest of her life.
The cast will also include Fionn Whitehead as Pip, with Ashley Thomas, Johnny Harris, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Hayley Squires, Owen McDonnell, Trystan Gravelle and Matt Berry.
The BBC adaptation will be a six-part series.
Bafta-winning writer Steven Knight has created the series, and it will be executive produced by the same team who brought us the BBC’s 2019 adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Lead Director Lucy Forbes, whose work includes BBC series This Is Going to Hurt, will work with producer Mark Kinsella.
Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol are the first two in a series of adaptations of Dickens’ novels that have been commissioned by the BBC and FX Productions.