British comedian Eddie Izzard to topline BBC science drama

British comedian Eddie Izzard to topline BBC science drama

PanARMENIAN.Net - British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard will star in a BBC science drama about the invention of radar as part of a slew of science program orders that the UK public broadcaster unveiled on Wednesday, November 27, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Izzard will star as Scottish radar inventor Robert Watson-Watt in Castles In The Sky, a factual drama that will tell the story of the fight behind the invention, which saved the country in the Battle of Britain during WWII. Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) will play his wife, Margaret.

The cast also includes Alex Jennings (The Queen), Tim McInnerny (The Devil’s Whore), David Hayman (Trial And Retribution) and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Directed by Gillies MacKinnon (Hideous Kinky) from a script by Ian Kershaw (Shameless), Castles In the Sky is produced by Simon Wheeler for Hero Film and Television with Arabella Page Croft and Kieran Parker co-producing for Black Camel Pictures.

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