09 November, 2013


Edward will appear as guest lead in an episode of the forthcoming television adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, the 2004 debut novel by Susanna Clarke. The story is an ‘alternative history’ set in nineteenth-century England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars and is based on the premise that magic once existed in England and has returned with two men, Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan Strange. Edward will play the part of King George III.

The book was longlisted for the Man Booker, shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award and won a total of six awards, including The Times Best Novel of the Year.

The seven-part TV series is adapted by Peter Harness and directed by Toby Haynes. It will be broadcast next year on BBC One and BBC America.