by: Sammy Mink
“Borgia” star Holliday Grainger and “Game of Thrones” alum Richard Madden will star in BBC One’s LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER. Based on the novel by D. H. Lawrence, the drama centers on the relationship between a working class man and and upper class woman and the classic novel became notorious for its explicit descriptions of sex. Grainger will play the title role, while Madden has been cast as her lover, a gamekeeper named Oliver Mellors.
This project is right in Grainger’s wheelhouse after her roles in big screen adaptations of classic novels like “Anna Karenina,” “Jane Eyre,” and “Great Expectations.” She’s probably best known, though, for her role as Lucrezia in the Showtime drama “The Borgias” and for playing Bonnie in the recent miniseries “Bonnie and Clyde.” Her upcoming projects include roles in “Tulip Fever” alongside Judi Dench and Christoph Waltz, as well as in Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella,” which will find Grainger playing Anastasia.
Madden’s breakout role was playing Robb Stark in the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” which has led him to starring roles in the Discovery miniseries “Klondike” and drama “A Promise,” opposite Rebecca Hall and Alan Rickman. Next up, Madden will be joining Grainger as Prince Charming in the upcoming “Cinderella” adventure drama.