Here is the first spooky glimpse of the cast of Sky’s new drama about the ghostly goings on in a north London house in the late 1970s.
Timothy Spall, Matthew Macfadyen and Juliet Stevenson star in The Enfield Haunting which tells the story of events purported to have happened in a house in Enfield in autumn 1977 – one of the most documented accounts of poltergeist activity in British history.
Timothy Spall stars as Maurice Grosse, a rookie paranormal researcher drawn to the house on Green Street in Enfield after a recent tragedy in his life. He is joined in his quest to investigate the strange incidents at the address by his wife Betty, played by Bafta nominated actress Juliet Stevenson.
Ripper Street’s Matthew Macfadyen plays Guy Lyon Playfair, a sceptical but experienced investigator who helps Maurice and Betty.
The drama is adapted from Lyon Playfair’s book, This House is Haunted which draws on extensive witness statements, recordings and documentation from the time.
Rosie Cavaliero, John Simm’s co-star in the ITV drama Prey, plays single mother Mrs Hodgson with the role of her youngest daughter Janet taken on by Eleanor Worthington-Cox.
Along with Janet’s siblings Margaret and Billy, played by Fern Deacon and Elliot Kerley, they complete the family who were terrorised by the malevolent unseen force in their home for more than two years before seeking help.
The drama has been directed by The Killing helmsman Kristoffer Nyholm.
The Enfield Haunting will air on Sky Living in the spring