We don’t hear enough about Jemima West. She played Isabelle Lightwood in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie but was not part of the promotion of the film at all. She didn’t attend the premieres, do any interviews for magazines or go on any TV talk shows to help promote it.
Well she’s now back! She will be playing Alice in channels 4’s major 10 part drama starting 15th February 2015.
Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, from both sides of the experience. But at the heart of the story lie the implications and ramifications of the tangled web of passions, rivalries and clashes that define the lives of those brought together in this summer which will change everything. It’s the summer of 1932. India dreams of Independence, but the British are clinging to power. In the foothills of the Himalayas stands Simla; a little England where every summer the British power-brokers of this nation are posted to govern during the summer months.
Take a look at the trailer below:
It had a £14million budget and is reportedly the most expensive drama channel 4 has ever commissioned.
It is being described as “Downton goes to India” so if you like Downton Abbey then you’ll probably like this also.
The show also stars Julie Walters (Harry Potter), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Inbetweeners), Nikesh Patel (Honour) and Roshan Seth (A Passage to India).
Will you be watching our Jemima in this new show? Let us know in the comments!