First look: Eddie Izzard in Sky1’s ‘Treasure Island’

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Sky1 have released a promotional photo of comedian Eddie Izzard in the role of Long John Silver from their upcoming four-hour Treasure Island production.

Shot on location in Ireland and Puerto Rico, the two-part adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel is written by Stewart Harcourt (Poirot, Marple) and directed by Steve Barron (Merlin).

The cast also includes Daniel Mays (Doctor Who), David Harewood (Blood Diamond) and Keith Allen (The Body Farm), Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings), Phillip Glenister (Mad Dogs) and Rupert Penry-Jones (Spooks).

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Watch Sky1’s preview trailer…