Matthew Macfadyen to star in Howards End
Deadline.com reports that Starz and BBC have teamed up to produce the limited series Howards End, based on the book by E. M. Forster. Matthew Macfadyen will be joined by Haley Atwell and Tracy Ullman. The four-part series will air on BBC One in the UK and Starz in the U.S. Howards End will film in and around London.
Howards End explores the changing landscape of social and class divisions in turn-of-the-century England through the prism of three families: the intellectual and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy Wilcoxes from the world of business and the working-class Basts. Playground is executive producing in association with City Entertainment and KippSter Entertainment.
Atwell will play Margaret Schlegel, Macfadyen will portray Henry Wilcox, and Ullman will play Aunt Juley Mund.