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Ben Barnes and Julia Ormond begin filming Gold Digger for BBC1

Gold Digger

Story by Jack Foley

JULIA Ormond (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall) and Ben Barnes (Westworld) have begun filming the domestic noir drama Gold Digger, coming soon to BBC One.

The six-part series, written and created by Marnie Dickens (Thirteen), is about a woman falling in love with a much younger man and the effect it has on her already damaged family.

It follows wealthy 60-year old Julia Day (Ormond) as she falls in love with Benjamin (Barnes), a man 26-years her junior. As the series progresses the impact their unconventional relationship has on her family is explored and the secrets of their past are revealed.

Has Julia finally found the happiness she’s always deserved? Or is Benjamin really the gold digger they think he is?

Playing Julia’s family are Sebastian Armesto (Poldark, Broadchurch) as the high achieving eldest son Patrick always trying to be a good man, Jemima Rooper (Lost in Austen, Trauma) as Della, the middle child whose finger is permanently on the self-destruct button and Archie Renaux as Leo, the baby of the family who still lives with his mother and idolises his father.

Also starring are Alex Jennings (Unforgotten, The Crown) as Julia’s ex-husband Ted, Nikki Amuka-Bird (NW, Hard Sun) as Julia’s former best friend Marsha and Julia McKenzie (Agatha Christie’s Marple) as Ted’s mother, Hazel.

Vanessa Caswill (Little Women, Thirteen) will direct the first three episodes of Gold Digger, while David Evans (Preacher, Jamestown) will direct the rest of the series.

The series will be shot around Devon and London.