HBO’s The Gilded Age has added three series regular cast members to its cast!
The Gilded Age is coming along nicely as the cast continues to grow. According to Deadline, the HBO series has just added Poldark’s Harry Richardson, Billions’ Jack Gilpin, and Alive’s Thomas Cocquerel. The person I’m most excited about?
Harry Richardson! If you’re a Poldark fan then you know he’s one heck of an actor and is the perfect actor to cast in a period drama, especially since he has worked with Julian Fellowes in the past in Doctor Thorne.
At this point in time, we don’t know much about The Gilded Age, except for the fact that it’s by the same genius mind of the guy behind Downton Abbey. We also know that the story will follow millionaire titans in 1880s New York City. This was a period of great economic change in America that really shifted the perception of money and riches.
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Along with the three new additions, The Gilded Age will star Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Amanda Peet, Morgan Spector, Denée Benton, Louisa Jacobson, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, and Simon Jones. A pretty stacked cast, wouldn’t you say?
Richardson is all set to play a character named Larry Russell–a Harvard graduate. He’s a mama’s boy (or so it seems based on the character description), and he comes from an extremely wealthy family. He feels as if money isn’t a big deal, but I’m sure that’s far from the truth.
Cocquerel will play a young lawyer from Pennsylvania named Tom Raikes. When he meets a young woman through one of his late clients, his life begins to change as he falls deeper in love with her. Who doesn’t love a romantic love story?!
Last but not least, Gilpin will be playing a butler named Church. He’s devoted and dedicated to his job, and doesn’t look back to the dark past he comes from. Dang, I’m intrigued.
I don’t know about all of you, but this cast, story, and overall vibe of The Gilded Age has me hyped for whatever the series has in store for us. Julian Fellowes rarely ever lets us down, so I know this is going to be just great!
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