Rising starlet Jessica Brown Findlay, who rises the coppice of most fellows weekly on “Downton Abbey”, will likely keep Levi’s tight via her next venture, the BBC’s three-part mini-series “Jamaica Inn”.
Based on a graphic novel that your Nan might own, “Inn” is set in 1820s Cornwall and follows “spirited Mary Yellan (Brown Findlay), a young woman sent to live with her aunt (Joanne Whalley) after the death of her mother. When Mary arrives at the eerie, isolated Jamaica Inn, she finds her once carefree aunt is now firmly under the spell of domineering husband Joss (Sean Harris). The inn, it turns out, is a front for a smuggling ring. As Mary attempts to navigate her new surroundings, she falls for bad boy Jem (Matthew McNulty) and begins questioning her own morals and loyalties until an ultimate test reveals her true self.”
Emma Frost (“The White Queen”) adapted the source.
Shooting starts this week in Cornwall, Yorkshire and Cumbria with a 2014 airdate to be confirmed.