Principal photography has begun on Elizabeth Is Missing, the BBC One feature length adaptation of Emma Healey’s best-selling novel.

The film marks Glenda Jackson’s return to the screen after more than 25 years, in the leading role of Maud. It combines a gripping mystery with a tender yet unflinching exploration of one woman’s struggle with dementia.

When her best friend Elizabeth goes off the radar, Maud is convinced that something terrible has happened, and sets out to solve the mystery. But with her dementia worsening, unfinished business unearthed and the past and present starting to merge, Maud’s search takes on a poignant urgency.

Will Maud be able to discover the truth before she loses herself completely?

Joining two-time Academy Award winner Jackson is Helen Behan as Helen, Sophie Rundle as Sukey and Maggie Steed as Elizabeth.

Joining them in the film will be Liv Hill as Young Maud, Nell Williams as Katy, Mark Stanley as Frank, Sam Hazeldine as Tom, Neil Pendleton as Douglas and Stuart McQuarrie as Peter. The cast also includes Linda Hargreaves, Michelle Duncan, John Paul Hurley, Brian Ferguson, Cara Kelly, Julie Hannan, Anna-Maria Nabirye, Nabs Aziz and Tom Urie.

Andrea Gibb has adapted the screenplay from Emma Healey’s novel and the one-off ninety-minute drama is directed by Bafta award-winning Aisling Walsh.  The film is made by STV Productions and is being shot in Scotland.

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