Cannes winner Timothy Spall to star in BSkyB drama The Enfield Haunting
Sky Living has unveiled its brand new original drama commission “The Enfield Haunting”, a three part dramatisation of the terrifying and bizarre real events that took place at an ordinary house in Enfield during the autumn of 1977. Principal photography has commenced at 3 Mills Studios.
Adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair’s book “This House is Haunted”, “The Enfield Haunting” is a supernatural drama based upon real events surrounding the phenomena, and draws on extensive documentation, recordings and witness statements. The incident remains to this day the most documented account of poltergeist activity in British history.
British actor Timothy Spall, OBE recently bestowed the Best Actor accolade at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his role in Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner, will play Maurice Grosse, a rookie paranormal researcher. After a recent personal tragedy, he is drawn to the house on Green Street after disturbing reports of a desperate family terrorised by malevolent unseen forces. BAFTA nominated actress Juliet Stevenson CBE (Emma, Truly Madly Deeply, The Village) will star alongside Spall to play his wife Betty.
Award-winning actor Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street, Frost/Nixon, Pride and Prejudice) will play Guy Lyon Playfair, an experienced investigator who approaches the case with scepticism.
Kristoffer Nyholm, widely acclaimed for his work on the global hit drama “The Killing” will direct from screenplays by Joshua St Johnston (“Walking on Sunshine”, “Sweeney Todd“). Adrian Sturges (“The Disappearance of Alice Creed”) will produce for Eleven Film, (“Cast-Offs”, “Glue”) alongside Executive Producer Jamie Campbell. Cameron Roach, Acting Head of Drama will executive produce for Sky.