The cast is announced today for Drama Republic’s production of An Inspector Calls made for BBC One. David Thewlis will lead a stellar cast, playing the mysterious Inspector Goole.
Other cast members include Ken Stott (The Hobbit, Rebus) playing Arthur Birling and Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia, Parades End) playing his wife Sybil Birling. They will be joined by Chloe Pirrie (The Game, Black Mirror), Kyle Soller (Poldark, Anna Karenina) and Sophie Rundle (Happy Valley, Peaky Blinders) and Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders).
The award-winning Aisling Walsh (A Poet in New York, Room at the Top) will direct. An Inspector Calls is adapted by critically acclaimed playwright Helen Edmundson and will air on BBC One later this year as part of its season of classic 20th century literature adaptations.
David Thewlis said: ‘An Inspector Calls is a British classic and I am thrilled to be working on this beautiful screen adaptation with Aisling Walsh.’
Greg Brenman, Managing Director and executive producer, Drama Republic said: “It’s an incredible honour to be working with such a dream cast and director on this timeless classic, revered by generations all over the world.’
Lucy Richer, Commissioning Editor, BBC Drama, added: “The mysterious and elusive Inspector Goole has fascinated audiences for generations and David Thewlis is the perfect actor to bring him to life. We’re delighted that he, Ken Stott and Miranda Richardson are heading up this stellar cast to bring one of the nation’s favourite stories to BBC1.”
Greg Brenman and Roanna Benn are the executive producers for Drama Republic and Lucy Richer for the BBC. Howard Ella is the producer. The season was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One and Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning.