Award-winning actress Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther) will lead an all-British cast in Mrs. Wilson, a new original drama for BBC One, co-produced with Masterpiece, based on the life of her own grandmother. As a big fan of The Affair and Ruth Wilson, I'm really looking forward to this new three-part drama!
Mrs Wilson is written by Anna Symon (Indian Summers), directed by Richard Laxton (Mum, Him & Her) and produced by Jackie Larkin (the Strike series, Stella Days).
Ruth Wilson, in the lead role, will star alongside Iain Glen (Game Of Thrones, Delicious), Keeley Hawes (The Durrells, Ashes To Ashes), Anupam Kher (Silver Linings Playbook, The Boy with The Topknot) and Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, True Blood).
Set between the 1940s and 1960s London, the series follows Alison Wilson (Ruth Wilson), who thinks she is happily married until her husband dies and a woman turns up on her doorstep claiming that she is the real Mrs. Wilson. Alison is determined to prove the validity of her own marriage - and Alec’s (Iain Glen) love for her - but is instead led into a world of disturbing secrets.
“I am so excited to bring to the small screen the extraordinary lives of my grandparents. Theirs is a profoundly moving story.” Ruth Wilson
Alexander Wilson was a writer, spy and secret service officer who served in the First World War before moving to India to teach as a Professor of English Literature, where he began writing spy novels. In the 1930s he enjoyed great success with his novels being reviewed in The Telegraph, Observer and the Times Literary Supplement amongst others. He passed away in 1963.