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Prime Video Unveils Additional Casting for "My Lady Jane"
The dramedy series puts its own spin on the best-selling novel
CULVER CITY, California - November 3, 2022 - Today, Prime Video announced new cast members joining the first season of My Lady Jane. The new cast of the fantastical and comedic drama are Dominic Cooper (Preacher) as Lord Seymour, Rob Brydon (The Trip) as Lord Dudley, Will Keen (His Dark Materials) as the Duke of Norfolk, Anna Chancellor (Pennyworth) as Lady Frances Grey, and Jim Broadbent (The Duke) as the Duke of Leicester. As previously announced, the cast is led by Emily Bader (Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin) in the titular role of Jane Grey, Edward Bluemel (Killing Eve) as Guildford Dudley, and Jordan Peters (Blue Story) as King Edward. The series is currently filming in London, and will be available on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
Additional cast announced today include Kate O'Flynn (Landscapers), Isabella Brownson (Napoleon), Henry Ashton (Creation Stories), Abbie Hern (Enola Holmes 2), Joe Klocek (The Dry), Máiréad Tyers (Extraordinary), Brandon Grace (Fate: The Winx Saga), and Michael Workeye (This is Going to Hurt).
ABOUT THE SERIES
In 1553, Lady Jane Grey was crowned Queen of England. Nine days later, she lost the throne - and shortly thereafter, her head. But what if history were different? My Lady Jane is a satirical comedic fantasy series that reimagines the rise and reign of Lady Jane Grey (Emily Bader). When her ambitious mother sells Jane's hand to the highest bidder, Jane is dismayed to discover that her dreaded husband-to-be, Guildford Dudley (Edward Bluemel), is an infuriatingly attractive stranger with a dark secret, one that has the potential to get them both killed. But there are greater conspiracies afoot, like a plot to murder her cousin, King Edward, and throw the entire kingdom into chaos. A sharp-tongued, warm-hearted story full of romance, adventure, and fantasy, My Lady Jane reveals that true love is real, people are not always what they seem, and even doomed heroines can save themselves. Long live the Queen.
Production for the series started in August in London. Creator Gemma Burgess (Brooklyn Girls trilogy) is co-showrunner/executive producer, Meredith Glynn (The Boys) is co-showrunner/executive producer, Jamie Babbit (Only Murders in the Building) is directing five of the eight episodes and is producing director/executive producer, and Sarah Bradshaw (Citadel) and Laurie MacDonald (The Ring, Zorro, Men In Black, Gladiator) are executive producers.
ABOUT THE CAST
Dominic Cooper's film credits include: The Princess, Captain America: The First Avenger, My Week with Marilyn, An Education, Tamara Drewe, The Duchess, Mamma Mia, Starter for Ten, The History Boys, The Escape, and Legendary Pictures' Warcraft. His wealth of television credits include Preacher and Fleming (he played the titular roles in both), as well as Marvel series Agent Carter. Currently, we can see Cooper starring in the all-star reimagining of the Spaghetti Western That Dirty Black Bag for AMC. Next up, we'll see him in the all-star cast of major new BBC One drama, The Gold.
Rob Brydon is an actor, writer, and presenter. His television credits include Gavin & Stacey (BBC), Marion & Geoff (BBC), and Human Remains (BBC). He's the host of award-winning BBC show Would I Lie To You? and stars alongside Steve Coogan in acclaimed travelogue series The Trip, directed by Michael Winterbottom. Rob has been touring with his solo show, A Night of Songs and Laughter, which next year travels to Australia and New Zealand. Film credits include Swimming with Men, Cinderella, and The Huntsman: Winter's War. Rob's West End theatre credits include: A Chorus of Disapproval (dir Sir Trevor Nunn), Future Conditional (dir Matthew Warchus), and The Painkiller (dir Sean Foley).
Will Keen most recently wrapped indie feature Borderland opposite Felicity Jones and Mark Strong, as well as TV series The Gold for BBC One / Viacom. He is currently on our screens in Ridley Road (BBC) and The Pursuit of Love (BBC) opposite Andrew Scott and Emily Beecham. His other TV credits include: His Dark Materials I, II & III (soon to be released), The Crown I & II, Genius: Picasso, Wolf Hall, and The Musketeers. Stage credits include: Patriots, Ghosts, Waste (Almeida), Quartermaine's Terms (Wyndham's Theatre), The Arsonists (Royal Court), and The Coast of Utopia (National Theatre).
Along with My Lady Jane, Anna Chancellor will also have a leading role in the Amazon limited series Fifteen Love. She also recently starred alongside Leslie Manville in the Searchlight feature Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. Other previous credits include leading in the highly acclaimed Golden Globe-nominated series The Hour, Britbox Original series Hotel Portofino, recurred on the SundanceTV series The Split, and was a series regular on the BRON Studios series That Dirty Black Bag, opposite Travis Fimmel and Dominic Cooper. She previously had one of the leads in the Working Title/Universal Film Come Away opposite Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo, directed by Brenda Chapman, had a season-long arc in the DC series Pennyworth for EPIX, and shot a role in The Watch for Amazon.
Kate O'Flynn recently finished filming the role of Fiona in Everyone Else Burns for Channel 4. She can also be seen in Sister Pictures' critically acclaimed series Landscapers as the role of DC Emma Lancing opposite David Thewlis and Olivia Colman, and in Bridget Jones' Baby as the bolshy northern Brand Manager Alice Peabody, alongside Renée Zellweger. Notable TV credits include Wanderlust and No Offence. Kate is also well-known for her roles on stage, and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Laura in The Glass Menagerie at The Duke of York's Theatre. Other credits include All of It (Royal Court), The Trial (Young Vic), and A Taste of Honey (National Theatre), amongst many others.
Jim Broadbent is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning theatre, film, and television actor, best known for roles in Iris (for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes in 2001); Moulin Rouge (for which he was awarded the BAFTA for performance in a Supporting Role in 2001) and the international phenomenon the Harry Potter franchise. He was BAFTA nominated most recently for his role alongside Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady. More recently, Jim has starred in Roger Michell's The Duke, James Marsh's King of Theives, Christopher Smith's Christmas comedy Get Santa, and Paul King's critically acclaimed Paddington films, based on the beloved children's books by Michael Bond
Isabella Brownson is playing Katherine Grey. Her upcoming work is Napoleon (Ridley Scott) and The Devil's Hour (Amazon Prime).
Henry Ashton graduated from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2022. His credits include Creation Stories directed by Nick Moran, and the short film The War Ends at 11, directed by Louis Fitzpatrick.
Abbie Hern is a London-based Welsh actress. Her credits include BBC's The Pact, as well as starring as the lead in an episode of Jordan Peele's CBS All-Access anthology series, The Twilight Zone. Most recently she featured in the final series of Peaky Blinders and can next be seen in Enola Holmes 2 with Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill.
Joe Klocek can be seen in Robert Connolly's feature film The Dry, starring Eric Bana in which he plays the Young Aaron Falk - it was released in early 2021 to brilliant reviews. Last year, he finished shooting Children of the Corn (Calder Colvington) which was directed by Kurt Wimmer and will be released later this year. Previously, he was a main cast member in two seasons of the BAFTA-winning TV series Nowhere Boys, and last year was awarded the Rising Talent Award at the Casting Guild of Australia Awards ceremony. Received incredible reviews for his leading performance (Eli Bell) in Trent Dalton's play Boy Swallows Universe which broke records to become the best-selling play in Queensland Theatre's entire history.
Máiréad Tyers graduated from Rada in 2020 and is already making a name for herself in television and film. She can shortly be seen as the lead in brand new series Extraordinary (Disney +) and has just wrapped on the film Borderland, prior to which she made her feature debut in Belfast directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh.
Brandon Grace began his training with the organization Open Door, which supports those who are frequently underrepresented at traditional drama schools. Following this, he gained a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and after completing his final year, landed a series regular role in Season Two of Fate: The Winx Saga for Netflix. Brandon recently made his stage debut in the National Theatre's production of Much Ado About Nothing, starring opposite Katherine Parkinson in the play, directed by Simon Godwin.
Since graduating from Arts Educational drama school, Michael Workeye has starred in BBC's Sitting in Limbo and Channel 4's Big Age. He can be most recently seen in the highly acclaimed BBC One drama series This is Going to Hurt starring Ben Whishaw.
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