X-Men: Apocalypse’s Ben Hardy cast in The Woman in White Adaptation

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Ben Hardy has landed the lead in a new adaptation of The Woman In White.

The 26-year-old actor will star in Fiona Seres’ version of Wilkie Collins’ famous novel, which tells the tale of a young school teacher called Walter Hartright, who becomes obsessed with solving the mystery of a female spirit dressed entirely in white.

He will be joined by Jessie Buckley, Dougray Scott and Charles Dance in the BBC drama, and the actor shared he is more than a little excited about his new gig.

“I have always admired and been a fan of the BBC’s period dramas and I’m so thrilled to be playing the leading role of Walter in this classic story,” Ben said in a statement.

Production is currently underway in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the tale will be told in five 60-minute episodes.

Ben is also known for his role in soap EastEnders (UK), and explained being cast as Angel in 2016 movie X-Men: Apocalypse was the start of what he hoped was a lengthy film career.

Speaking to Canada’s Space magazine about making the move from the small screen to the silver screen, Ben said: “Film has always been my ultimate goal. I’m a cinephile. I love film. I always go to the cinema, or I try to watch one film a day. To be a film actor is always what I wanted to do.”

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