Martin Compston, Tuppence Middleton, Rupert Penry-Jones to star in ITV’s Our House
James R | On 22, Jul 2021
Martin Compston, Tuppence Middleton and Rupert Penry-Jones will star in Our House, a new thriller for ITV.
Based on the international best-selling novel written by Louise Candlish, the series follows Fiona Lawson, who arrives home one day to find strangers moving into her house. With all her family’s possessions and furniture nowhere to be seen, Fi believes there’s been a huge mistake and insists her home isn’t for sale. With events spiralling beyond her control, her panic rises as she can’t reach her estranged husband, Bram. As she reflects upon the safe space in which she and her family had made a life together, Fi begins to peel back the layers of her relationship and discovers her husband has disappeared. With her life shattered, she realises the secrets and lies have only just begun. Intertwining the present day with flashback scenes of Fiona and Bram’s life together, their separation and their new relationships with Toby and Wendy, Our House gradually unravels unexpected secrets and shocking revelations, culminating in a nail-biting finale.
Tuppence Middleton (Downton Abbey, Shadowplay, War and Peace) will play Fiona, alongside Martin Compston (Line of Duty, The Nest, In Plain Sight) as Bram, while Rupert Penry-Jones (The Drowning, Whitechapel, The Last Weekend) will play the role of enigmatic Toby.
Our House is adapted by Simon Ashdown (Funland, Kitchen) and produced by Red Planet Pictures, with joint managing director Belinda Campbell (Death In Paradise, Sanditon) as executive producer. Sheree Folkson (Bridgerton, American Horror Story) will serve as lead director, with Tom Mullens (Endeavour, Poldark) as producer. The thriller was commissioned by ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill.
Also joining the cast are Weruche Opia (I May Destroy You,) as Fi’s best friend and neighbour Merle, and Buket Komur (Honour) as the mysterious Wendy.
Compston says: “I’m absolutely delighted to be part of the cast of ITV’s Our House in the role of Bram. The scripts are genuinely thrilling, packed with twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end. I’m excited to bring them to the screen.”
Photos: Jonathon Griggs (Rupert Penry-Jones) Rob Harper (Tuppence Middleton) Stefan Sieler (Martin Compston)