Cast and Start of Production of Miniseries TITANIC Announced

Titanic

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Titanic in April 2012, producer Nigel Stafford Clark (Bleak House, Warriors, The Way We Live Now) has created TITANIC, written by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park, The Young Victoria). It will premiere on the ABC Television Network.

The highly anticipated four-part miniseries begins production May 9 in Budapest, Hungary. It is an extraordinary re-telling of the doomed voyage, cleverly weaving action, mystery and romantic plots, and featuring both fictional and historical characters. From steerage passengers to upper class guests, all come together in an explosive and unforgettable finale. Each point of view culminates in a cliff-hanger, as the ship begins to flounder, building to an explosive conclusion that draws together all the stories. Viewers will be taken on a heart-wrenching journey through Titanic’s last hours, as it’s revealed which of the characters will survive, and which will not.

Titanic stars Linus Roache (Law & Order, Batman Begins), Geraldine Somerville (the Harry Potter films, Survivors), Noah Reid (Three Inches, Jane and the Dragon), Linda Kash (Cinderella Man, Best in Show) , David Eisner (Flashpoint), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’ Diary, Kingdom), Toby Jones (Captain America, W.), Perdita Weeks (The Promise, Four Seasons), Lee Ross (Centurion, EastEnders), Jenna-Louise Coleman (Waterloo Road, Emmerdale), Sophie Winkleman (Peep Show, The Palace), Steven Waddington (Sleepy Hollow, The Tudors), David Calder (The World is Not Enough, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor), James Wilby (Gosford Park, Clapham Junction), Antonio Magro (Little Dorrit), Dragos Bucur (The Way Back, Youth Without Youth) Stephen Campbell Moore (Ben Hur, Ashes to Ashes), Lyndsey Marshal (Hereafter, Being Human), Mark Lewis Jones (Robin Hood, The Other Boleyn Girl), Ruth Bradley (Primeval), Peter McDonald (The Damned United, City Of Vice) and Sylvestra Le Touzel (Amazing Grace, Northanger Abbey).

Titanic will be directed by Jon Jones (Going Postal, The Diary of Anne Frank, Northanger Abbey), with Stafford-Clark and Chris Thompson (Love Actually, No 1 Ladies Detective Agency) as producers. The miniseries is a UK-Hungary-Canada co-production. Lookout Point’s Simon Vaughan (Ben Hur, Coco Chanel) will be executive-producer, together with ITV’s Kate Bartlett (Marchlands, Identity), Sienna Films’ Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny (Diamonds) and Mid Atlantic Films’ Howard Ellis and Adam Goodman (The Borgias, Pillars of The Earth) and David Collins of Samson Films, Ireland.