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Four More Residents of The Village

AMC announced today four new cast members to star in the network’s reinterpretation of the highly influential 1960s cult classic The Prisoner. AMC is co-producing the six-part mini-series with ITV Productions and Granada International, with a worldwide premiere set for 2009. Today’s news comes on the heels of the network’s recent announcement that Jim Caviezel will play the title role of Number Six and two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellen will co-star playing the role of Number Two.
New cast members of The Prisoner include…


No. 313 will be played by Ruth Wilson, a BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated actress best known for her portrayal of Jane Eyre; she also gained critical acclaim in Stephan Poliakoff’s Capturing Mary and A Real Summer.


No. 4-15 will be played by Hayley Atwell, soon to appear as Julia Flyte in the forthcoming movie remake of Brideshead Revisited; her previous work includes the television adaptations of The Ruby in the Smoke and The Line of Beauty, as well as Mansfield Park for ITV.


No. 147 will be played by Lennie James who has had a prolific career on television, film and in theater. Most recently he has appeared in both series of the cult CBS show Jericho as the mysterious Robert Hawkins. His film works include Michael Winterbottom’s 24 Hour Party People and Guy Ritchie’s movie Snatch.


No. 11-12 will be played by Jamie Campell-Bower, best known for his portrayal of Anthony, alongside Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd. He has recently filmed Rocknrolla, Guy Ritchie’s latest directorial project.

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