Pryce, Thurman, Ifans and Wilkinson Star in BBC-HBO Telepics

News   Pryce, Thurman, Ifans and Wilkinson Star in BBC-HBO Telepics
The BBC and HBO have joined forces on two made-for-TV films based on the work of British playwrights.
Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce

Variety reports that BBC and HBO will present TV adaptations of David Hare's My Zinc Bed and Caryl Churchill's A Number. Uma Thurman and Jonathan Pryce star in the Hare work, which was directed by Anthony Page. Wilkinson and Ifans play father and son in Churchill's drama, which features direction by James MacDonald.

Jane Tranter, BBC's Fiction controller, told the industry paper, "The single play is an integral part of the overall BBC drama picture. We aim to make and transmit around 26 original singles for television per year."

Both films were produced by Rainmark Films.

In A Number, a son discovers that he is one of a number of clones produced by his father. The play made its world premiere at London's Royal Court Theatre with Stephen Daldry directing Michael Gambon and Daniel Craig. The work then came stateside to Off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop starring Sam Shepard and Dallas Roberts with MacDonald directing.

My Zinc Bed centers around a young alcoholic who begins an affair with the wife of his wealthy boss.

No air dates have been announced.

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