ITV has announced that Rafe Spall will star in Harry Price: Ghost Hunter.
Ashes to Ashes writer Jack Lothian’s new one-off drama is based on Britain’s most famous real life ghost hunter and sceptic, Harry Price, who investigated tales of the paranormal and supernatural.
Rafe Spall (Life of Pi, Prometheus) will lead the cast as the two-hour film’s title character.
The Black Mirror actor commented: “I’m delighted to be portraying Harry Price for ITV. It’s a fantastic piece of history that has mass appeal and I can’t wait to start filming.”
Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey) as Sarah Grey, one of Harry’s team in his paranormal investigations; Richie Campbell (DCI Banks) as Harry’s friend Albert Ogoro; and Lewis Reeves (Unforgotten) as journalist, Vernon Wall.
The cast also includes Tom Ward (Death in Paradise) as MP Edward Goodwin and Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey) as Edward’s wife, Grace.
Based on the novel The Ghost Hunters by Neil Spring, Harry Price: Ghost Hunter is described as “a spine chilling mix of real history and fiction” and is set in 1920s London at a time of rapidly emerging technology.
Executive producer Jo Wright said: “It’s a great thrill to be making Harry Price: Ghost Hunter for ITV. Bentley Productions is developing a raft of new and exciting projects and this is one of my favourites. To be able to combine the book by Neil Spring with a script by Jack Lothian has been a delight, and we look forward to making this for our ITV audience.”
Filming will begin in London at the end of August.
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