Thursday, September 07, 2006

Andrew Davies - busy bee ...

In addition to his commitments with Sense & Sensibility in 2007, there's to be even more Andrew Davies in the near future... Oh yes. Lots more. Rumours suggest that Britain's best-loved and loathed (in equal measure it seems) text-to-screen adapter will write Dickens's Little Dorrit for the BBC, re-make Forster's A Room with a View for ITV and pen a new version of Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, planned for 2008, and due to be made by Ecosse Films and Warner Independent. Jeremy Brock (Charlotte Gray 2001, Mrs Brown 1997) is set to co-write. Casting is still unknown, despite rumours of Jude Law coming on board as Sebastian. Davies is also working on a version of John Cleland's Fanny Hill - an adaptation where rumours of rampant sex, as is usual with Davies's work, (though normally unsubstantiated), will be well-deserved no doubt.

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