Ruth Wilson to Star in Three-Part Drama That Tells the Story of Her Own Grandmother
January 16, 2018—Golden Globe®-winning actress Ruth Wilson will star in a powerful three-part drama inspired by the memoir of her grandmother about her family’s history. Mrs. Wilson will air in the U.S. on MASTERPIECE on PBS.
Set in 1940s and 1960s London and 1930s India, the series follows Alison Wilson, who thinks she is happily married until her husband, Alec, dies and a woman turns up on the doorstep claiming that she is the real Mrs. Wilson. Alison is determined to prove the validity of her own marriage – and Alec’s love for her – but is instead led into a world of disturbing secrets.
“I am so excited to bring to the small screen the extraordinary lives of my grandparents,” said Wilson. “Theirs is a profoundly moving story and MASTERPIECE on PBS is the perfect home for it.”
Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour, MASTERPIECE executive producer Rebecca Eaton said, “Ruth Wilson has brought to life an iconic heroine in Jane Eyre, a serial killer in Luther, and a grieving mother in The Affair. One can only imagine the power she’ll bring to the complex character of her own grandmother.”
A BBC/MASTERPIECE co-production, Mrs. Wilson is written by Anna Symon (Indian Summers) and executive produced by Ruth Wilson, Ruth Kenley-Letts (The Casual Vacancy, The Strike Series), Neil Blair (The Strike Series, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them), Lucy Richer for the BBC, and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE. International sales are managed by all3media International.
MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston.