Vanessa Redgrave to Lead ABC's Upcoming Limited Series THE BLACK BOX
Vanessa Redgrave will soon be heading to the small screen.
Following her recent stage run in DRIVING MISS DAISY and upcoming starring role in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at London's The Old Vic, Redgrave will headline ABC's limited series THE BLACK BOX, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The project follows "Elizabeth Black (Sherlock Holmes' Kelly Reilly), a famed neuroscientist who seems to have it all but struggles with mental illness -- one of many secrets she keeps from her fiancé and her family."
Redgrave will take on the role of "Dr. Hartramph, Elizabeth's psychiatrist. The doc is the only one who knows all of Elizabeth's secrets."
"The Black Box" was written by Amy Holden Jones ("Mystic Pizza," "Indecent Proposal"). Simon Curtis ("My Week with Marilyn") will direct. The series will be produced by Bold Films and sold internationally by Sierra Engine. Anne Thomopoulos, Bryan Singer, Ilene Chaiken and Oly Obst are executive producers.
Redgrave was most recently seen in the comedic-drama Song for Marion, written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams for which she has been nominated for a 2012 BIFA award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2011 she starred in Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut Coriolanus, for which she received the BIFA Best Supporting Actress Award. She recently completed filming Foxcatcher directed by Bennett Miller; The Butler directed by Lee Daniels and The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh. Her many film credits include Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment; A Man For All Seasons; Blow-Up; Camelot; Isadora; Mary, Queen of Scots; Julia; The Bostonians; Wetherby; Prick Up Your Ears; Howard's End; A Month By The Lake; Mrs. Dalloway; Cradle Will Rock; Atonement; Evening; Cars 2; Miral; Letters to Juliet; The Whistleblower and Anonymous. Her television credits include If These Walls Could Talk 2; The Fever; The Day of the Triffids; Playing for Time, Nip/Tuck, Call The Midwife, Political Animals and The Call Out.
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