ITV announce the cast of Titanic

ITV has announced the cast for its new drama on the sinking of the Titanic.

“There is a lasting fascination with the Titanic’s one and only voyage, and never more so than in the year of its hundredth anniversary. We will tell the story in a way that is bold, fresh and gripping, with all the human detail that television does so well. We hope it will be a fitting tribute to the events of that night”. – Nigel Stafford Clark of Deep Indigo Productions

Linus Roache and Geraldine Somerville lead the cast and will be joined by others including Celia Imrie, Toby Jones, Perdita Weeks, Lee Ross, Jenna Louise Coleman, Sophie Winkleman, Steven Waddington, David Calder, James Wilby, Antonio Magro, Dragos Bucur, Stephen Cambell Moore, Noah Reid, Lyndsey Marshall, Mark Lewis Jones, Ruth Bradley, Peter McDonald and Sylvestra Le Touzel.

Four hour-long episodes from the creative minds of Nigel Stafford Clark and Julian Fellowes will be filmed on location in Hungary from the end of April.

April 2012 sees the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Titanic. To mark this significant centenary producer Nigel Stafford Clark has created Titanic, an epic mini series written by Julian Fellowes, the Oscar winning screenwriter of ITV1’s hit costume drama Downton Abbey as well as Gosford Park and The Young Victoria.

Titanic is the extraordinary re-telling of that doomed voyage, cleverly weaving action, mystery and romantic plots featuring fictional and historical characters, before coming together in an explosive and unforgettable finale.

The drama will focus on different characters ranging from steerage passengers to upper class guests. Each point of view will culminate in a cliff hanger as the ship begins to founder, building to an explosive conclusion which draws together each of the stories. Viewers will be taken on a heart wrenching journey through Titanic’s last hours, as the drama reveals which of the characters they have come to know so well will survive…and who does not.

“Following the hugely successful Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes has delivered another compellingly written and ambitious drama for ITV1. Coupled with exceptional homegrown talent both on and off screen Titanic promises to be the must-see original drama for this landmark anniversary.” – Laura Mackie, Director of ITV Drama

Produced in association with ITV Studios and Shaw Media who are partnered with Deep Indigo Productions and Lookout Point in the UK, Sienna Films Inc in Canada and Hungary based Mid Atlantic Films to produce this UK-Hungary-Canada co-production.