Young stars start filming on new BBC Two drama about the lives and loves of the extraordinary Bloomsbury Group
Filming has begun on Life In Squares, an intimate and emotional drama for BBC Two, about the revolutionary Bloomsbury Group; a collection of friends and lovers who had an extraordinary and enduring influence on 20th century culture. Penned by BAFTA Award-winning writer, Amanda Coe (Room At The Top) and produced by Ecosse Films in association with Tiger Aspect, Life in Squares dramatizes the close and often fraught relationship between sisters, Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf, and Vanessa's sexually complicated alliance with gay artist Duncan Grant as they, and their group of like-minded friends, navigate their way through love, sex and artistic life through the first half of the 20th century.
Starring a stellar array of British talent, the ensemble cast includes hotly tipped stars of the future Phoebe Fox (A Poet in New York), Lydia Leonard(Wolf Hall), James Norton (Happy Valley), Sam Hoare (An Adventure In Space & Time), Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Divergent), Edmund Kingsley (The Borgias), and Ed Birch (Sherlock). The cast also includes a wealth of established and acclaimed talent: Eve Best (Nurse Jackie, The Honourable Woman), Catherine McCormack (28 Weeks Later, Lights Out), Rupert Penry-Jones (Spooks, Silk), Jack Davenport (The Good Wife, Pirates Of The Caribbean), Elliot Cowan and Andrew Havill. Filming will be taking place on location in London and at Charleston Farmhouse, the group's iconic base in East Sussex.
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.