BBC’s Little Women to Feature Angela Lansbury, Michael Gambon


BBC One and Playground have revealed the cast for the upcoming adaptation of Little Women, which will feature Angela Lansbury and Michael Gambon.

Emily Watson (Apple Tree Yard, The Theory of Everything, Genius) is set to play Marmee, the iconic matriarch of the March family. The March sisters will be played by an ensemble of four young actresses: newcomer Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series, Misfortune), Annes Elwy (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, Halt and Catch Fire). Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote; The Manchurian Candidate) will play the girls’ wealthy relative, the cantankerous Aunt March. Gambon (Harry Potter, Churchill’s Secret) takes the role of their benevolent neighbor Mr. Laurence.

Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, the new three-part adaptation comes from Heidi Thomas (Call the Midwife, Cranford, Upstairs Downstairs) and will be directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen, My Mad Fat Diary). The series is a co-production with Masterpiece on PBS.