The Honorable Woman

Meet the Cast of “THE HONORABLE WOMAN”

Veteran character actor Stephen Rea joins THE HONORABLE WOMAN.

A stellar international cast joins Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal on SundanceTV’s upcoming fast paced, labyrinthine thriller written and directed by BAFTA® winner Hugo Blick.

Stephen Rea (The Shadow Line, Father & Son, V for Vendetta), a stalwart of British film and Academy Award nominee, is Hugh Hayden-Hoyle —a top M16 spy on the verge of retirement, digging deep into Nessa Stein’s family. His bitter ex-wife Anjelica is played by Lindsay Duncan (The Hollow Crown, White Heat).

Oscar and Tony award nominee Janet McTeer (Damages, Albert Nobbs) plays the Head of MI6 Julia Walsh — who has a personal hold over Hayden-Hoyle (Rea).

Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch, Garrow’s Law, The Fixer ) will play Nessa Stein’s (Gyllenhaal) brother Ephra Stein — seemingly overshadowed by his sister within the Stein family business. He is joined by BAFTA award nominee Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Sherlock) as his highly strung pregnant wife Rachel Stein.

British theater and television actress Eve Best (Nurse Jackie, The King’s Speech) is Monica Chatwin, a key MI6 agent from the Washington Bureau — spoiling for a fight with her UK counterparts.

Multi-award winning Belgian actress Lubna Azbal (Incendies, Occupation, Paradise Now, Body of Lies) plays Atika Halibi, nanny to Ephra and Rachel Stein’s two young daughters and close friend to Nessa.

Tobias Menzies (Game of Thrones, Rome, The Shadow Line) has previously worked with Gyllenhaal on the film Hysteria, and this time plays opposite her as Nessa’s trusted personal body guard Nathaniel Bloom. Genevieve O’Reilly (Spooks, Episodes) plays Nessa’s loyal personal assistant Frances.

Israeli actor Igal Naor (300: Rise Of An Empire, Green Zone) received international acclaim for his portrayal of Saddam Hussein in House of Saddam and plays Shlomo Zahary, a close long-time ally  of the Stein family.

Other cast includes: Martin Hutson, Nicholas Woodeson, Raad Rawi, Richard Katz, Philip Arditti, John Mackay, Rupert Frazer, Uriel Emil, Paul Herzberg, George Georgiou, Julia Montgomery-Brown, Marin McDougall, Aiden Stephenson, Tom Bateman, Amira Ghazalla, Hugh Ross and Stephen Boxer.

With a cast of nearly 100, THE HONORABLE WOMAN is a co-production made by SundanceTV, Drama Republic and Hugo Blick’s Eight Rooks Productions.  The miniseries is set to broadcast on SundanceTV in the US and BBC Two in the UK in 2014.