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The Pursuit of Love BBC cast: Who is in the cast?


The Pursuit of Love is based on the novel of the same name by author Nancy Mitford. The BBC One show will be made of just three episodes, delving into a story of growing up and love. Here’s everything you need to know about the cast of The Pursuit of Love.

Who is in the cast of The Pursuit of Love? 

Lily James – Linda Radlett 

Leading the cast as eccentric Linda Radlett is actress Lily James.

After being abandoned by her mum, Linda is on the lookout for the love of her life, and takes her cousin Fanny along for the ride.

James originally shot to fame as Lady Rose MacClare in Downton Abbey, but has since taken on other major projects.

These include Baby Driver, Darkest Hour and Cinderella, where she portrayed the classic Disney princess herself.

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Freddie Fox – Tony Kroesig 

Tony, one of the three of Linda’s loves, is played by actor Freddie Fox.

She meets him at neighbour Lord Merlin’s party and falls head over heels for him, but there is soon trouble in paradise.

Actor Freddie Fox was in BBC’s Boy George biopic Worried About the Boy, The Three Musketeers, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

As well as these, he played Freddie Baxter in Channel 4 series Cucumber and Banana.

Andrew Scott – Lord Merlin 

Another key member of the cast is Irish actor Andrew Scott.

He will be playing Linda’s rich neighbour who indirectly helps her to meet one of her loves.

Scott is probably best known for his role of Jim Moriarty in BBC One’s Sherlock.

The other series Scott is remembered for is Fleabag, where he portrayed the hot priest.

The Pursuit of Love starts on Sunday, May 9, at 9pm on BBC One.


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