The Borgias star Holliday Grainger is to play the lead in a new BBC1 adaptation of DH Lawrence’s raunchy classic Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
Grainger, who played Lucrezia Borgia in Showtime’s Jeremy Irons-fronted TV saga, will play the part of Constance Chatterley in the new drama which is set in the early part of the Twentieth Century, BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore announced at the Edinburgh International Television Festival today.
Game of Thrones star Richard Madden will play Mellors, the gamekeeper with whom Lady Chatterley has a passionate affair.
The part of Lady Chatterley’s crippled husband will be taken on by James Norton, the actor last seen in the BBC dramas Happy Valley and Death Comes to Pemberley.
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