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.
“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.
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.”