Matthew Rhys and Jamie Dornan join ‘Death and Nightingales’

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Matthew Rhys and Jamie Dornan are team up for BBC’s Death and Nightingales!

Matthew Rhys and Jamie Dornan are set to star in the BBC’s “Death and Nightingales,” a three-part historical drama set in 19th-century Northern Ireland.

The show marks a reunion for Dornan with writer-director Allan Cubitt, who he previously worked with on crime drama “The Fall” between 2013-2016. It will be the first time “The Americans” star Rhys has worked with Cubitt.

Ann Skelly also stars in the show, which is produced by Imaginarium Productions and Soho Moon for BBC Two. It is adapted by Cubitt from a novel by Eugene McCabe.

Set in Northern Ireland in 1885, “Death and Nightingales” is a story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge that follows a young woman’s struggles to control her own destiny. The action takes place over a 24-hour period during which Skelly’s character, Beth Winters, decides on her 25th birthday to escape her limited life and difficult relationship with her landowner stepfather (Rhys), with the aid of the charming Liam Ward (Dornan).

Source: Variety