Directed by John Crowley and adapted by Bash Doran from the best-selling novel by Kate Atkinson, Life After Life stars Thomasin McKenzie as Ursula Todd, who is born to Sylvie and Hugh (Sian Clifford and James McArdle) one night in 1910, but dies before she draws her first breath.
On that same night in 1910, Ursula is reborn and survives. Time and time again, living and dying in different circumstances, Ursula is reborn into a new, alternative iteration of life once more.
The story follows Ursula as she navigates each new life, through a critical era which spans two world wars, an encounter with Hitler and major life events. But what is it that Ursula so desperately needs to stay alive for?
Produced by House Productions, Life After Life is a four-part drama for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.
Executive producers are Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell for House Productions, Lucy Richer and Ayela Butt for the BBC and Bash Doran, John Crowley and Kate Atkinson. The series was adapted by Bash Doran, produced by Kate Ogborn and the director is John Crowley.
Filming took place last year and BBC Studios will internationally distribute the series.
Cast and Crew
Thomasin McKenzie – Ursula Todd
Sian Clifford – Sylvie Todd
James McArdle – Hugh Todd
Jessica Brown Findlay – Izzie
Jessica Hynes – Mrs Glover
Maira Laird – Bridget
Patsy Ferran – Pamela Todd
Sean Delaney – Teddy Todd
Harry Michell – Maurice Todd
Laurie Kynaston – Jimmy
Joshua Hill – Derek Oliphant
Ron Cook – Dr Fellowes
John Crowley – Director and Executive Producer
Kate Atkinson – Author and Executive Producer
Bash Doran – Screenwriter and Executive Producer
Kate Ogborn – Producer
Tessa Ross – Executive Producer for House Productions
Juliette Howell – Executive Producer for House Productions
Lucy Richer – Executive Producer for the BBC
Ayela Butt – Executive Producer for the BBC
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