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BBC One’s new horny and sinister drama Black Narcissus begins tonight at 9pm.
Tailored from Rumer Godden’s iconic 1939 tale of sexual repression and forbidden love among the many nuns of St Faiths, the three-part sequence follows Sister Clodagh and her group of Anglo-Catholic nuns as they journey from Darjeeling on a mission to the Palace of Mopu within the Himalayas.
The order begins to restore the palace and opens a college. Nevertheless, the unsettling environment of their environment reawakens disturbing reminiscences in Clodagh.
However who has been solid in Black Narcissus and the place have we seen them earlier than?
Gemma Arterton as Sister Clodagh
Sister Clodagh is the central character (Image: Rex/BBC)
Sister Clodagh is a strict and impressive nun challenged with establishing a mission within the distant Himalayas, turning into the youngest sister in her order to be named Sister Superior.
She is portrayed by Gemma Arterton, who has roles in James Bond movie Quantum Of Solace, Conflict Of The Titans and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Alessandro Nivola as Mr Dean
Mr Dean makes an enemy of the sisters (Image: Rex/BBC)
Mr Dean is the supervisor of a close-by tea manufacturing facility who shortly involves blows with the sisters and makes an enemy of Sister Clodagh.
Alessandro Nivola has starred in plenty of Hollywood blockbusters, together with Jurassic Park III, Face/Off, and the hotly-anticipated upcoming Sopranos movie.
Aisling Franciosi as Sister Ruth
Sister Ruth is the youngest of the Sisters (Image: Rex/BBC)
Sister Ruth is a younger nun thrust upon Sister Clodagh by Mom Dorethea.
She hates working with the native kids in Mopu and struggles with the palace’s excessive altitude, which leads her to turn into sick and consumed by paranoia.
Aisling Franciosi is greatest identified for her portrayal of Katie Benedetto in The Fall, alongside Gillian Anderson.
She additionally starred within the sixth and seventh season of Sport of Thrones as Lyanna Stark.
Diana Rigg as Mom Dorothea
Mom Dorothea helps information Sister Clodagh (Image: Rex/BBC)
Mom Dorothea is the Mom Superior on the convent in Darjeeling and she or he provides steering to Sister Clodagh to assist her efforts at Mopu.
Diana Rigg has appeared in plenty of tv reveals, together with the fantasy sequence Sport Of Thrones the place she performed Olenna Tyrell.
She’s additionally featured in Physician Who, Extras, and Rebecca.
Jim Broadbent as Father Roberts
Father Roberts retains an in depth eye on Sister Clodagh (Image: Rex/BBC)
Father Roberts is a priest primarily based in India who involves the convent to verify on Clodagh’s progress.
Jim Broadbent has featured in plenty of movies, together with Bridget Jones’ Diary, Sizzling Fuzz, and taking part in Professor Slughorn within the Harry Potter franchise.
Over on tv, he’s appeared in Black Adder, Sport Of Thrones and BBC’s Warfare & Peace.
Gina McKee as Sister Adela
Sister Adela is dedicated to the sisterhood (Image: BBC/Rex)
Sister Adela is an old style nun who was wounded in an rebellion in Canton, China. She is dedicated to the self-discipline of the sisterhood.
Gina McKee has appeared in plenty of tv sequence, together with Bodyguard, Line Of Obligation and Vera.
Over on the large display, she’s starred within the traditional romcom Notting Hill, in addition to In The Loop, and Atonement.
Rosie Cavaliero as Sister Briony
Sister Briony is Clodagh’s right-hand woman(Image: BBC/Rex)
Sister Briony is probably the most senior of the sisters underneath Clodagh and is her dependable proper hand.
Rosie Cavaliero has starred in plenty of British tv reveals starting from Doc Martin, Inside No.9, and Friday Night time Dinner.
Extra not too long ago, Rosie appeared in final yr’s sequence of Worzel Gummidge, in addition to Gentleman Jack alongside Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle.
Karen Bryson as Sister Philippa
Sister Philippa can’t get sufficient of her environment (Image: Rex/BBC)
Sister Philippa is probably the most religious of the sisters and first to see the risks offered by Mopu.
Karen Bryson is understood for taking part in Avril Powell within the UK model of Shameless.
She’s additionally starred within the thriller Protected, in addition to the BBC mini-series MotherFatherSon in 2019.
Dipika Kunwar as Kanchi
Kanachi takes classes on the convent (Image: Instagram/BBC)
Kanchi is a native woman who’s studying easy methods to make lace on the convent.
Dipika Kunwar is an up and coming actress and has beforehand starred within the comedy quick A Date: Plan Earlier than You Go.
Patsy Ferran as Sister Blanche
Patsy Ferran performs Sister Blanche (Image: Rex/BBC)
Sister Blanche manages the college. She loves kids and hates battle.
Patsy Ferran was a sequence common in NBC sequence Jamestown, taking part in Mercy Myrtle.
She’s additionally starred within the movie Darkest Hour, alongside Gary Oldman, and God’s Personal Nation, with The Crown’s Josh O’Connor.
Black Narcissus airs tonight at 9pm on BBC One.