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The Durrells ITV Cast List – Keeley Hawes Stars In Corfu Based TV Drama

Cast of The Durrells – Keeley Hawes stars in new six-part ITV series based on the autobiographical novels of zookeeper and naturalist Gerald Durrell.

On Thursday the 18th of June 2015, ITV released the news that they’d commissioned a new six-episode drama written by ‘Men Behaving Badly’ creator Simon Nye. Titled ‘The Durrells’, the series is based on the classic Corfu trilogy of books by Gerald Durrell. Making up this autobiographical saga are ‘My Family and Other Animals’, ‘Birds, Beasts and Relatives’ and ‘The Garden of the Gods’.

Pictured above: Lead actress Keeley Hawes.

The ITV drama will focus on Gerald’s mother Louisa, whose family life is on the verge of total breakdown. With her husband having past away years earlier and the money he left almost gone, Louisa struggles to raise their four wayward children Larry, Margo, Leslie and Gerry. While Margo and Leslie remain ill prepared for their fast approaching adult lives, 11-year-old Gerry faces expulsion from school and aspiring novelist Larry works as Bournemouth’s worst estate agent.

With a woman’s options severely limited in 1930’s Britain, in a desperate bid to turn around her children’s lives this single mother makes the radical move of relocating the family to the Greek island of Corfu. Despite the four siblings putting up much resistance, Louisa whisks them off to a cheap, wild and untamed paradise.

Overcoming the obstacles of wealth, culture and language, The Durrells go on to discover friendship where they least expected.

Filming Locations

Getting underway in September of 2015, The Durrells is being filmed where it’s set – on the island of Corfu.

The Durrells ITV Cast List

Character Name – Actor/Actress

Louisa Durrell – Keeley Hawes – Line of Duty, Upstairs Downstairs, Ashes to Ashes, Spooks, The Casual Vacancy, The Hollow Crown, Ambassadors, Identity, Mutual Friends, Doctor Who, Tipping the Velvet, Death at a Funeral, The Bank Job

Larry – Josh O’Connor – Ripper Street, Peaky Blinders

Margo – Daisy Waterstone – Silent Witness, The Crucible, Testament of Youth, Cyberbully

Gerry – Milo Parker – Ghosthunters, Mr Holmes

Leslie – Callum Woodhouse

Spiro Hakaiopulos – Alexis Georgoulis – My Life In Ruins, A Green Story, Eisai to Tairi mou

Countess Mavrodaki – Leslie Caron – An American in Paris, Gigi, Father Goose, Chocolat, Le Divorce

Theodore – Yorgos Karamihos – Matomena homata

Kosti – Christopher Sciueref – Cardinal Burns, Sons of Liberty, 300: Rise of An Empire


Premiere Date

No clues have currently been given regarding when The Durrells will start on ITV, but with filming not beginning until September, 2015, the show will likely reach our TV screens sometime in 2016. More news on that as we get it. The number of episodes has been confirmed as 6.