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The Forsyte Saga.
The Forsyte Saga Spacer

2002 - Granada Media.

Director - Christopher Menaul, David Moore.

Rupert Graves - Young Jolyon.
Review / Synopsis.

Granada Media Produces Galsworthy Classic.

Granada Television has confirmed it is to produce an adaptation of the celebrated period drama, The Forsyte Saga. The re-creation of John Galsworthy's classic novels stars Damian Lewis as Soames and Gina McKee as his beautiful, yet unresponsive wife Irene.

The cast also includes Rupert Graves, as Young Jolyon, and Ioan Gruffudd who takes on the role of Bosinney. Corin Redgrave will play Old Jolyon, while Gillian Kearney is June. Swedish born actress Amanda Ooms plays Helene. Wendy Craig (Aunt Juley), Joanna David (Mrs Heron), Barbara Flynn (Emily), Ann Bell (Aunt Hester) and Judy Campbell (Aunt Ann) also star.

Scripts for the six part series have been adapted from Galsworthy's trilogy, The Forsyte Saga Chronicles, by writers Stephen Mallatratt and Jan McVerry. Production begins early July on location in Manchester, Warrington, Liverpool, Wakefield and Cheshire. The series will debut with a 90 minute special episode and five subsequent 75 minute editions. Granada's award-winning Producer Sita Williams will oversee production. Controller of Drama and Comedy Andy Harries is Executive Producer.

Speaking today as Forsyte begins in production Sita said:

"The Forsyte Saga is a passionate narrative with a special place in English fiction. We aim to capture the spirit of Galsworthy's intimate portraits and his imaginative development of plotlines. It's a fascinating and brilliant project, and one I'm convinced the audience will find enjoyable."

Andy Harries added: "This re-creation has a contemporary feel and is incredibly well written. It's sure to arouse considerable viewer and media interest. The scripts are everything we would want them to be - sexy, powerful and stimulating. We're delighted to be producing this project for a new generation."

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