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Alice & Jack – C4 announces Riseborough & Gleeson love story (updated)

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The series comes from writer and director Victor Levin.

Updated 29/01/12: The trailer for Alice and Jack is released.

While it remains unplaced in the schedules so far, Channel 4 has released a trailer for Alice and Jack.

The six-part drama, created and directed by Victor Levin (Mad Men), charts the complex relationship between its two leads, played by Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson.

US broadcaster Masterpiece PBS has revealed a March 17th premiere for the series, so we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for a similar UK broadcast window.

We’ll keep you posted and, in the meantime, check out Masterpiece PBS for a few more images from the show.

Original article (of 11/08/23) continues…

Alice & Jack – C4 announces Riseborough & Gleeson love story

Channel 4 have announced a new original drama which it bills as a love story for the ages.

Created and written by Victor Levin (Mad Men), Alice & Jack stars Andrea Riseborough (The Palace) and Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars). It tells the story of a couple who inhabit completely different worlds but are drawn inexorably towards each other from the moment they meet.

Here’s the premise:

When Alice (Andrea Riseborough) and Jack (Domhnall Gleeson) first meet they’re bound by a connection so powerful it seems nothing can break it, but will their path lead them to a place of happiness and togetherness? Or will life and their own emotional complexities get in the way? Honest, intimate, and surprisingly funny, the series shows love in all its unexpected, technicolour, kaleidoscopic beauty.

Alice & Jack - Domhnall Gleeson & Andrea Riseborough
Domhnall Gleeson & Andrea Riseborough (c) Freemantle

The show also stars Aisling Bea (This Way Up), Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education) and Sunil Patel (Stath Lets Flats).

Andrea Riseborough said:

“We unite in yearning to see evidence of real love, and, too, are soothed to share with one another the ache of its inevitable imperfection. This story is for anyone who could or couldn’t make the sacrifice that love demanded, for anyone who battles and accepts the one who makes their soul soar, for anyone who longs to feel, who has felt, and who feels the tingling anticipation of love’s joy.”

Domhnall Gleeson adds:

“The only work I’ve wanted to watch and do since the pandemic is work about connection and love, and work with a sense of humour. Alice & Jack keep coming back to each other because they can’t help themselves – they find in each other something that they don’t have on their own. I think they’re soulmates, I think it’s bigger than just the two of them. Their story centres on connection and love in the most beautiful way and reminds us that we are always allowed to smile – even if it’s through the tears.”


Filming tool place during the summer of 2002 in London, South East England and Gran Canaria. Me + You Productions were responsible for production and post-production in the UK

The directors are Juho Kuosmanen and Hong Khaou. Alice & Jack is a Fremantle production in partnership Me + You Productions, Groundswell Productions and De Maio Entertainment.

The executive producers include Victor Levin, Andrea Riseborough, Domhnall Gleeson and Juho Kuosmanen. Plus, Richard Yee and Krishnendu Majumdar for Me + You Productions, Michael London and Shannon Gaulding for Groundswell, Lorenzo De Maio for De Maio Entertainment, Rebecca Dundon and Hilary Martin for Fremantle. Tracy O’Riordan produces for Me + You Productions.

We’ll keep you posted on Alice & Jack.

  1. NB. Quotes were provided prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.