BBC Starts Filming Black Narcissus


The BBC is due to start filming Black Narcissus this month in Nepal and Pinewood Studios. Directed by Charlotte Bruus Christensen, the new adaptation, written by BAFTA-winning writer Amanda Coe, will star Gemma Arterton as Sister Clodagh alongside Diana Rigg and Jim Broadbent.

Amanda Coe said: “I’m thrilled to be adapting Black Narcissus for BBC One. It’s a truly extraordinary love story, as well as a brilliantly unsettling piece of 20th century gothic about the power of a place to get under your skin and the dangers of refusing to learn from history.”


Sister Clodagh – Gemma Arterton: ”The King’s Man”, “Vita & Virginia”, “Their Finest”
Sister Mr Dean- Alessandro Nivola: “Chimerica”, “The Art of Self Defence”, “Disobedience”
Sister Ruth- Aisling Franciosi: ”The Nightingale”, “Clique”, “The Fall”
Sister Briony- Rosie Cavaliero: “Gentleman Jack”, “Cleaning Up”, “Unforgotton”
Sister Blanche- Patsy Ferran: “Jamestown”, “Tom & Jerry”
Sister Philippa- Karen Bryson: “MotherFatherSon”, “Safe”
Mother Dorothea – Diana Rigg: “Victoria”, “Game of Thrones”, “Detectorists”
Sister Adela – Gina Mckee: “Catherine the Great”, “Bodyguard”, “Phantom Thread”
Father Roberts- Jim Broadbent: ”King of Thieves”, “Paddington 2”, “Game of Thrones”
Dillip Rai – Chaneil Kular: “Sex Education”
General Tod Rai- Kulvinder Ghir: “Beecham House”, Blinded by the Light”
Angu Ayah – Nila Aailia: “A Discovery of Witches”, “Wolfblood”
Kanchi- Dipka Kunwar
Jospeh Anthony- Soumil Malla

Read more at the Radio Times.