Good news for lovers of period dramas and young Scots! The BBC is adapting Lady Chatterly’s Lover and has cast Richard Madden to play Oliver Mellors, the young groundskeeper who becomes the titular lover of Lady Chatterly. Holliday Grainger will be playing Lady Chatterly, and James Norton will play her wounded husband. The high-bar of British Interwar porn should be coming to screen sometime in 2015, to give the uninitiated (me) time to grab the D.H Lawrence novel from the library and have a chuckle over what was once considered pornographic before watching Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video again.
Fingers crossed that Madden gets to keep his natural Scottish burr for this role. Here he is taking EW’s Pop Culture Quiz to showcase it: