Timeless Romantic Comedy 'Tom Jones' Premieres April 30
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Community
- Published: 21 April 2023
Premieres Sunday, April 30, 9 p.m.
A timeless romantic comedy gets an exciting new adaptation in Masterpiece's retelling of Henry Fielding’s novel Tom Jones, written by BAFTA-nominated Gwyneth Hughes (Vanity Fair) and airing in four parts, Sundays, April 30 – May 21, 2023 at 9 p.m. ET on WHRO TV 15.
Solly McLeod (House of the Dragon) stars as the handsome, resourceful title character, with Sophie Wilde (You Don’t Know Me) as the beautiful and bright, seemingly unattainable love of his life, Sophia Western. He is a foundling of uncertain parentage, while she is an heiress. In 18th-century England, their class differences make their journey to find each other complicated and treacherous. Emmy®-winning actress Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) plays the seductive and vengeful Lady Bellaston, who comes between Tom and Sophia.
“This new adaptation of Tom Jones is a big-hearted rom-com that will absolutely delight our viewers," said Executive Producer Susanne Simpson. "It’s fun–full of laughter and romance. I’m extremely proud to partner withproduc ers Mammoth Screen, writer Gwyneth Hughes, and an outstanding cast on this joyful show.”
Humor is a hallmark of Fielding’s novel, which has been a bestseller for nearly three centuries and was famously depicted in the exuberant Academy Award®-winning 1963 movie adaptation starring Albert Finney as Tom and Susannah York as Sophia.
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