Angela Lansbury & Michael Gambon For Little Women

BBC One has announced that Angela Lansbury and Michael Gambon will star in Heidi Thomas’ (Call The Midwife) three-part adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women, directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen).

Little Women is a coming-of-age story, set against the backdrop of a country divided, which follows the sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother Marmee, while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman – from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage.

Emily Watson (Apple Tree Yard) will play Marmee, the iconic matriarch of the March family, with Maya Hawke as willful and adventurous Jo, Willa Fitzgerald (Gotham) as eldest daughter Meg, Annes Elwy (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) as Beth, and Kathryn Newton (Big Little) as little sister Amy.

Dame Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote) will play the girls’ wealthy and cantankerous Aunt March, while Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) takes the role of their benevolent neighbour Mr. Laurence, and Jonah Hauer-King (Howards End) is his grandson Laurie Laurence, the charming boy next door.