Angela Lansbury returning to TV for Little Women

Angela Lansbury & Michael Gambon to feature in BBC's adaptation of a classic novel.

I guess this makes up for no Game of Thrones role…

Legendary Angela Lansbury, 91, is returning to television for the BBC’s adaptation of the classic novel Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott.

She will play the cantankerous Aunt March in the 3 part miniseries, to be adapted by Heidi Thomas (Call The Midwife, Cranford, Upstairs Downstairs).

Michael Gambon also features along with Emily Watson & Jonah Hauer-King. The March sisters will be played by Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy and Kathryn Newton, to be directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen, My Mad Fat Diary).

A co-production with Masterpiece, filming begins later this month in Ireland.

Loved by generations worldwide, Little Women is a truly universal coming-of-age story, as relevant and engaging today as it was when originally published in 1868. Set against the backdrop of a country divided, the story follows the four sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother Marmee, while their father is away at war the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman – from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage.

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