Often considered E.M. Forster’s masterpiece, Howards End is the story of two independent and unconventional sisters seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea, Gangs of New York) brings a fresh take to this adaptation. Julia Ormond and Tracey Ullman also star in the limited series adapted for television which consists of four hour-long episodes.
Hayley Atwell’s impressive body of work has established her as one of the finest actresses of her generation. Last year, Hayley reprised her role in Marvel’s Agent Carter for its second season. In the show she played the role of the feisty Agent Peggy Carter, a character that she has portrayed in The Avengers and Captain America franchises. Hayley can also be seen in the Kenneth Branagh-directed Cinderella, and John Ridley’s Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side. In television work, Hayley won critical acclaim for her performance in The Line of Beauty and STARZ Original Miniseries Pillars of the Earth with the latter role earning her a Golden Globe® Nomination.
Matthew Macfadyen is one of the UK’s most respected television, film and stage actors, widely acclaimed for performances in such projects as Pride and Prejudice, Any Human Heart, Spooks, Frost/Nixon and Criminal Justice for which he won a BAFTA TV Award. Matthew has recently completed work on Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms as ‘Mr. Stahlbaum.’ The live-action retelling of the classic story is directed by Lasse Hallstrom. This year will see Matthew star as ‘J.P.Morgan’ in The Current War(2018), alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon. Matthew will also star as ‘Tom’ in the HBO drama pilot, Succession.