Starzplay Announces Cast Of DANGEROUS LIAISONS With Oscar® Nominee Lesley Manville And Emmy® Nominee Carice Van Houten
BRIT Award Winner Paloma Faith, Michael McElhatton, BAFTA Nominee Kosar Ali, Nathanael Saleh, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Hilton Pelser, Mia Threapleton, Colette Dalal Tchantcho, Lucy Cohu, Fisayo Akinade, Maria Friedman and Clare Higgins Also Join Fiery New Adaptation of the 18th Century Classic
About “Dangerous Liaisons”
“Dangerous Liaisons” is a bold reimagining of the iconic characters from Laclos’ classic 18th century novel and tells the origin story of how the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont meet as passionate young lovers in Paris on the eve of revolution. Driven to right the wrongs of their past, we follow the couple as they rise from the slums of Paris and scale the heights of the French aristocracy, seducing and manipulating both the nobility and each other to survive.
Previously announced Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures, “Ratched”) will play Camille and Nicholas Denton (“Glitch,” Pillars) will Pascal Valmont, the notorious lovers at the center of the series created and written by Harriet Warner (“Tell Me Your Secrets,” “Call the Midwife”) who also serves as executive producer.
The series is executive produced by Playground’s Colin Callender (“Wolf Hall,” “Howards End”), Tony Krantz (“24,” “Blood & Oil”) for Flame Ventures, Bethan Jones (“War and Peace,” “Les Miserables”), Scott Huff (“The Spanish Princess,” “The Missing”) and Christopher Hampton (The Father, Atonement).
The Series Producer is Barney Reisz (“Black Mirror,” “Elizabeth I”)
Coline Abert (“Les Revenants”), James Dormer (“Medici”) and Rita Kalnejais (Babyteeth) will serve as writers on the series alongside Warner. The series is produced for STARZ by Playground and Flame Ventures in association with Lionsgate Television.
Leonora Lonsdale (“The Pale Horse,” Beast) has been tapped to direct the first four episodes of the season.
“Dangerous Liaisons” will air on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada and on its international premium streaming platform STARZPLAY across its complete footprint in Europe, Latin America and Japan.
“Dangerous Liaisons” Cast
Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) as Genevieve de Merteuil, a Marquise who becomes Camille’s mentor in the world of the Parisian nobility.
Carice Van Houten (“Game of Thrones”) as Jacqueline de Montrachet, a pious noblewoman with a mysterious connection to Camille.
Paloma Faith (Youth) as Florence de Regnier, a playful, fiery noblewoman.
Michael McElhatton (“Game of Thrones”) as Jean de Merteuil, Genevieve de Merteuil’s husband and a powerful Marquis who threatens Camille’s rise in society.
Kosar Ali (Rocks) as Victoire, Camille’s sparky, cynical and brave best friend.
Nathaniel Saleh (Mary Poppins Returns) as Azolan, Valmont’s gentle, thoughtful young companion.
Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Godzilla vs. Kong) as Majordome, the head servant of the Merteuil house.
Hilton Pelser (Moffie) as Gabriel, a police officer obsessed with Camille.
Mia Threapleton (A Little Chaos) as Rose, an impressionable young prostitute with dreams of a better life.
Colette Dalal Tchantcho (“The Witcher”) as Ondine de Valmont, Pascal Valmont’s caustic, social-climbing stepmother.
Lucy Cohu (The Queen’s Sister) as Christine de Sevigny, a shrewd, ambitious Duchess and nemesis to Camille.
Fisayo Akinde (The Personal History of David Copperfield) as Chevalier de Saint-Jacques, preferred composer to Queen Marie Antoinette, and Pascal Valmont’s best friend.
Maria Friedman (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) as Berthe, an effervescent dressmaker for the great and good of Paris.
Clare Higgins (Ready Player One) as Madame Jericho, the eccentric proprietor of a brothel in the slums of Paris.
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