Best known for her roles in Cold Feet and Luther, Hermione Norris is playing the lead in Seven Studios’ drama Between Two Worlds.
Created by Bevan Lee, the series follows the English actress as Cate Walford, whose husband Phillip is a vicious, philandering business tycoon. With her marriage on the ropes, she is caught in a tangled web of lies and manipulation.
Through a shocking twist of fate, her world collides with the seemingly disparate and disconnected, warm and loving world of a widow and her footy star son and musical daughter.
Philip Quast plays Phillip with A Place to Call Home’s Sara Wiseman as the widow Sophia Grey. The cast includes Wentworth’s Aaron Jeffery as a football coach, Megan Hajjar as Sophia’s daughter Bella, Alex Cubis as her brother Danny, Tom Dalzell as the Walford’s son Bart and Melanie Jarnson as Bart’s girlfriend.
Sophia, whose husband, a former AFL player and coach, died from a brain tumour, works in a pre-school day care centre. Seemingly the perfect widow and mother, she soon discovers she does not truly know either of her children.
It’s now shooting in Sydney, directed by Kriv Stenders, Lynn Hegarty, Caroline Bell-Booth, Beck Cole and Michael Hurst. The DOP is Henry Pierce ACS (A Place to Call Home, Call the Midwife).
The series producer is Chris Martin-Jones with Lesley Parker as co-producer and Seven’s head of drama Julie McGauran as executive producer. Maura Fay Casting’s Ann Fay and Leigh Pickford are the casting directors.
Norris plays Karen in ITV’s Cold Feet, now in its eighth season. She said: “I am always script-led in decision making and I found Bevan’s script full of well-drawn characters and a page turning narrative – it was a really entertaining read and fun for me to consider something a little bit different.
“I think audiences will love the colour and vibrancy of this thrilling and complex narrative – many secrets to be revealed and rivalries to be exposed.”
Seven’s director of content distribution and rights Therese Hegarty added: “We are thrilled that the quality of Bevan Lee’s work has enabled us to attract a world class cast and crew to this project. Seven Studios has a history of creating programs that engage global audiences and we will continue to build out a local and global strategy.”