Shabana Azmi Has Joined The Cast Of BBC Mini-Series 'Capital'

20/04/2015 4:25 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian actress Shabana Azmi poses on the green carpet at the Tampa Convention Center ahead of IIFA Rocks on the second day of the 15th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in Tampa, Florida, April 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has joined the stellar cast of BBC One mini-series 'Capital', which is an adaptation of John Lanchester's critically acclaimed and bestselling novel of the same name.

Toby Jones, Lesley Sharp, Wunmi Mosaku, Adeel Akhtar, Rachael Stirling, Gemma Jones, Robert Emms, Bryan Dick and Radoslaw Kaim also star in the TV drama. It is being directed by Euros Lyn, whose credits include 'Last Tango in Halifax' and 'Happy Valley'.

According to the BBC website, 'Capital' is a drama about a London street that undergoes a transformation thanks to soaring property prices. The series, which will be told through three-hour-long episodes, is being adapted by award-winning screenwriter Peter Bowker ('Blackpool').

"Capital is a novel that is about the way we live in modern cities, where poverty lives cheek by jowl with dazzling affluence and where tradition and modernity clash and coexist," he told BBC. "It is both a mystery and a love story. The challenge has been to retain all those elements along with the spirit of the original — a kind of comic outrage — while using John's cast of fascinating, funny and disparate characters, to explore our relationship with money."

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