Emma Healey’s novel Elizabeth is Missing was an on the spot success when it hit the cabinets in 2014, and now the BBC is bringing it to the small display with a feature-length drama starring Glenda Jackson.
Right here’s what you have to know…
When is Elizabeth is Missing on TV?
BBC drama Elizabeth is Missing will start on Sunday eighth December at 9pm, screenwriter Andrea Gibb has revealed.
The drama started filming in summer season 2019 after fairly a number of years in improvement:
We’re studying my Elizabeth Is Missing script as we speak. The shoot begins correct subsequent week. I began work on this adaptation in 2013. Six years in the past. And right here we’re. I can’t fairly consider it’s actually occurring. I’m vastly grateful to everybody who’s supported me alongside the way in which.
— gibbzer (@gibbzer) July 15, 2019
What is Elizabeth is Missing about?
Elizabeth is Missing is tailored from Emma Healey’s bestselling 2014 novel and stars Glenda Jackson as Maud – a lady fighting dementia who should try to piece collectively what has occurred to her finest pal Elizabeth.
After Elizabeth goes lacking, Maud is satisfied that one thing horrible has occurred, and she or he units out to unravel the thriller, all of the whereas combating in opposition to time as her dementia worsens. As Maud turns into extra forgetful, the distinctions between previous and current start to blur — and she or he begins to wonder if the thriller is related to the decades-old unsolved disappearance of her personal sister, Sukey…
This 90-minute TV movie has been scripted by Andrea Gibb, whose earlier work contains Swallows and Amazons and several other episodes of Name the Midwife.
Gibb mentioned: “I’m honoured to have been given the chance to adapt this stunning story. Emma has created a unprecedented heroine in Maud – she’s humorous, tenacious, loyal – whereas additionally giving us a transferring portrait of dementia from the within out.”
The BBC’s Piers Wenger added: “Half detective story, half portrait of a fracturing thoughts, Andrea Gibb’s witty, delicate adaptation of Emma Healey’s novel brings this first-hand account of experiencing dementia to life.”
Elizabeth is Missing, which is Healy’s debut novel, hit the highest 5 of the Sunday Instances bestseller listing and received the Costa First Novel Award.
Who has been solid in Elizabeth is Missing?
The position of Maud will likely be performed by Glenda Jackson, an Oscar-winning actress and former Labour authorities minister who makes her return to the small display after greater than 25 years. She is now 83.
On becoming a member of the solid, Jackson mentioned that she was “delighted” to be returning to tv.
“Emma’s novel and Andrea’s screenplay paint essentially the most hanging portrait of a lady within the grip of a devastating situation,” she mentioned. “I’m delighted to be making my return to tv to play Maud, a personality it’s inconceivable to not be charmed and moved by.”
Jackson received two Oscars within the 1970s for Girls in Love and A Contact of Class, however she later retired from appearing and entered into politics, serving as a Junior Transport minister beneath Tony Blair.
Nonetheless, in 2015 she returned to the stage, successful a Tony Award for her efficiency in Three Tall Girls on Broadway.
Peaky Blinders and Bodyguard star Sophie Rundle additionally joins the solid as Maud’s older sister Sukey, who will seem in flashbacks. Fellow Peaky Blinders actor Sam Hazeldine will star as Tom.
Is there a trailer for Elizabeth Is Missing?
Sure, you possibly can watch it under.