Together James McAvoy Sharon Horgan

Together — James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan to star in new BBC lockdown drama

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James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan to star in Together

James McAvoy (Split, X-Men franchise, His Dark Materials) and Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Military Wives) star in multi award-winning writer, Dennis Kelly’s (Utopia, Pulling, The Third Day) searingly funny and painfully poignant love story, Together.

Directed by  Stephen Daldry (The Crown, Billy Elliot, The Reader) the film is set in the UK from the first days of the Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020 until present day. Together is produced by Guy Heeley (Locke, Denial, London Spy) and the Sonia Friedman (TV credits include: Uncle Vanya, The Dresser, Wolf Hall).

This is the story of a family, like so many, who found a way to survive — together. It is the hilarious and heart-breaking story of a husband and wife who are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of lockdown.

She, played by Horgan is a charity worker, a co-ordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity. She’s the daughter of a dentist father and an ‘old socialist’ mother — the only grandparent still around.

He, played by McAvoy is a self employed, self-made man who runs a boutique computing consultancy. He’s been forced to furlough his staff and take up growing vegetables — something he’s very proud of.

Athur/Arty is their ten year-old son and the one thing that has kept his parents relationship together. Until lockdown…

You can read more on this highly topical project in the BBC announcement.