Bafta nominee Toby Jones reunites with Marvellous writer for new drama Capital

The BBC1 adaptation of John Lanchester's novel is written by Peter Bowker and also stars Marvellous actress Gemma Jones and Scott and Bailey's Lesley Sharp

Bafta already think Toby Jones is Marvellous, and he will have another chance to impress in new BBC1 drama Capital.

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Jones, recently nominated for a best actor Bafta for his role in the BBC2 drama Marvellous, reunites with writer Peter Bowker and co-star Gemma Jones (both Bafta nominees themselves) in the new three-part drama. 

“Obviously I am thrilled to be part of such a fantastic, diverse and talented cast, and also I’m excited to renew my working relationship with Pete Bowker,” said Toby Jones.

The story, an adaptation of the bestselling novel by John Lanchester, revolves around the haves and have-nots of one London street. Jones is part of an ensemble cast that includes Scott and Bailey star Lesley Sharp, In the Flesh’s Wunmi Mosaku and Utopia actor Adeel Akhtar.

Jones will play an arrogant banker in the contemporary drama – convenient given the fact that he has just finished shooting scenes as Captain Mainwaring in the film adaption of Dad’s Army.

Robert Emms, Rachael Stirling, Bryan Dick, Radoslaw Kaim, Indian actress Shabana Azmi and West End musical star Zrinka Cvitešić complete the ensemble line-up.

Filming has already begun on the three-part drama, which follows the changing lives of the residents of Pepys Street after they all receive an anonymous postcard that simply reads, ‘We Want What You Have’. 

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The mini-series will be produced by Kudos for BBC1. Executive Producer Derek Wax said, “John Lanchester’s wonderful, comic epic of London life, Capital, has been brilliantly adapted by Peter Bowker. I am so delighted that our production has attracted such a terrific cast.”

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