Fear the Walking Dead and The Essex Serpent actor Frank Dillane has been in the headlines for smooching with co-star Sophie Turner, who recently announced her divorce from Joe Jonas. It appears that the shared kisses were part of filming, but rumors continue to circulate that the pair are a couple. Regardless, Dillane will co-star with Turner in the upcoming British series Joan.
Directed by BAFTA award-winner Richard Laxton, known for Effie Grey (2014), a film written by Emma Thompson starring Dakota Fanning. Joan tells of the real character of Joan Hannington, a “Godmother” in the criminal underworld in Britain. The series is written by Anna Symon and is based on Hannington’s memoir, I Am What I Am: The True Story of Britain’s Most Notorious Jewel Thief. The story tells of her transformation from a housewife and mother to a petty offender, a diamond thief, and eventually criminal mastermind in London in the 1980s.
The six-part series is set in the ’80s and sees Joan stuck in a horrible marriage. When her husband goes on the run, she and her six-year-old daughter Kelly adopt new identities. They start a new life, which leads to Joan becoming a master jewel thief.
Joan cast – Frank Dillane and more
According to Deadline, Sophie Turner portrays Joan Hannington, and Frank Dillane plays a London antique dealer, Boisie. They are joined by Kirsty J. Curtin, who plays Joan’s older sister, Nancy, who works in a salon. Gershwyn Eustache Jr. plays a former acquaintance of Boisie who lives in Spain with Val, his wife, played by Laura Aikman. The series also stars Tomi May and Mark Field.
A release date for Joan has yet to be set as filming is ongoing. The series comes from Snowed-In Productions, with ALL3Media International handling distribution outside the UK, and The CW airs the series in the United States.