Zen’s Rufus Sewell is set to star alongside Harry Potter’s Michael Gambon and Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery in a new two part BBC adaptation of the spy thriller Restless. The best selling novel tells the story of a Russian woman named Eva Delectorskaya who is recruited to work as a British spy by Lucas Romer (Sewell). A botched mission places her life in jeopardy and Eva goes under cover for thirty years before revealing the truth to her unsuspecting daughter Ruth (Dockery). As the lives of both women rapidly unravel, Eva reconnects with her former spymaster.
Michael Gambon plays the ageing Lucas Romer while Hayley Attwell and Charlotte Rampling share the role of Eva. Author William Boyd wrote and produced the drama which is due to air on BBC One late in 2012.
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