Principal photography begins in Ireland this month on Playground Entertainment’s adaptation of Little Women for BBC One and Masterpiece on PBS. As Deadline reported last month, Angela Lansbury is playing Aunt March in the three-part miniseries. Playground has now rounded out the cast with Emily Watson as Marmee, the matriarch of Louisa May Alcott’s March family, and Michael Gambon as benevolent neighbor Mr Laurence.
The March sisters will be played by an ensemble of four young actresses: newcomer Maya Hawke as willful and adventurous Jo; Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series) as eldest daughter Meg; Annes Elwy (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) as Beth; and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) as youngest sister Amy. Also joining the cast is Jonah Hauer-King (Howards End) as Laurie Laurence, the charming boy next door.