Magazine article Screen International

Emma Thompson Joins 'Years & Years' for HBO, BBC, Canal+

Magazine article Screen International

Emma Thompson Joins 'Years & Years' for HBO, BBC, Canal+

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Studiocanal to handle international distribution.

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson has come on board to star in Years & Years, the limited series from writer Russell T Davies being produced by Studiocanal’s Red Production Company for HBO, BBC One and Canal+.

Also cast for the six-episode drama series about a family’s efforts to survive in a politically and economically unstable near-future Britain are Rory Kinnear, T’Nia Miller, Russell Tovey, Jessica Hynes, Ruth Madeley and Anne Reid.

Thompson, whose last recurring TV role was in HBO’s 2003 mini-series Angels In America, will play an outspoken celebrity turned political figure whose controversial opinions divide the nation. …

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