The Durrells: First look photo with Keeley Hawes

The first photo with Keeley Hawes in ITV's production of The Durrells has been released.  Filming has begun in Corfu for this 6 part television event.

The story focuses upon Louisa Durrell (Hawes) whose life is in meltdown. Her husband died years ago and his money has all but run out.

Her four unruly ‘children’ Larry, 21, played by Josh O’Connor (Ripper Street, Peaky Blinders), Leslie, 18 (newcomer Callum Woodhouse), Margo, 17, played by Daisy Waterstone (Silent Witness, Testament of Youth) and Gerry, 11, played by Milo Parker (Mr Holmes, Ghosthunters), are going off the rails.

Gerry is obsessed with animals and about to be thrown out of school; Larry is a would-be novelist but the worst estate agent in Bournemouth, and the middle two are hitting adulthood like a car-crash. It is the 1930s, and a woman’s options are limited.

Louisa realises she can carry on struggling, marry someone comfortably off but oppressive, or make a radical change and escape… from a domestic pressure-cooker, British weather, uptight Englishness and narrow horizons.

This is a rescue mission to somewhere her family can heal itself before it’s too late.  So, they uproot and move to Corfu…

You can see the photo HERE.

The Durrells: Keeley joins as lead in 6 part ITV production

Keeley joins a star studded cast as Louisa Durrell in the six part ITV production of The Durrells which is set to begin filming next month in Corfu.

The story focuses on Louisa Durrell whose life is in meltdown and whose children (some of whom are entering adulthood) are going off the rails. It’s the 1930s, and a woman’s options are limited. So, Louisa decides to take the family to the untamed paradise of Corfu.

Hawes next appears in Ben Wheatley’s Toronto-bound High-Rise and Sky’s Fungus The Bogeyman.

There is life in TV for a mature woman (Telegraph Interview Jan 2015)

In this interview, Keeley Hawes talks about the expanding at exciting roles that are now available for mature women in acting.

Hawes, who turns 39 next month, said: “I think that you only have to look at our TV screens at the moment to see maybe there is a change happening, with Olivia Colman in Broadchurch, Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Honourable Woman and Gillian Anderson in The Fall. These aren’t 20-year-olds. These are women with a bit of life experience.”

Her success in roles more suited to mature women than flighty teenagers or sultry twentysomethings – such as the hard-bitten and explosively violent policewoman Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton in BBC2’s Line of Duty – means she is less minded to complain about the parts offered to older actresses.

Read the interview in The Telegraph and the full interview in Stella magazine next week

Lara Croft Temple of Osiris: Information and Video

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Keeley Hawes has returned to voice Lara Croft video games after stepping aside in 2013.  Keeley began voicing Lara back in 2006.  You can learn a lot more about Keeley and Lara in her interview for the Independent.

You can also see a message from Keeley to her Lara Croft fans.

The Casual Vacancy: Another Image of Keeley Hawes

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