Lynchcliffe Cuckoo movie

Every writer at some point dreams of their works appearing on the silver or even small screen. I am no exception. Let’s have  alook at my ideal Lynchcliffe Cuckoo movie cast. Apologies to those of you across the pond as several stars featured are British TV actors.

CELIA, LADY TREVELYAN

Played by Caroline Catz (Doc Martin, Murder in Suburbia)

 

HELENA, LADY LYNCHCLIFFE

Played by Gina McKee. (Forsyte Saga, Notting Hill)

 

LORD MARCUS JEREMIAH LYNCHCLIFFE

Played by Samuel West.  In Foyle’s War episode The French Drop West played Lt Col Wintringham and the moment I saw him in this role I thought “Marcus

 

 

 

Played by Jason Durr (left) (Above Suspicion, Heartbeat and Midsommer Murders) or Rob James Collier (best known for his role as devious footman Thomas in Downton Abbey) Right

SARAH LYNCHCLIFFE

Played by Perdita Weeks

 

 

 

Dr HAMISH GEORGE

Played by Duncan Bell (Heartbeat

LEWIS FRANKLIN

Who else but the lovely Sean Bean could play our Yorkshire born sex-symbol chauffeur to perfection

 

MARGARET TREVELYAN (later Franklin)

Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh. Starred with David Suchet in TV adaption of Agatha Christie’s Sad Cypress

 

IRENE LAMBERT

Played by Joanne Froggat, star of popular British TV series Downton Abbey and Bad Girls

 

 

 

ANTHONY JENKINS

Lord Lynchcliffe’s faithful butler, who better than distinguished actor Martin Shaw?

MRS JANE HALLIWELL

Played by Pam Ferris (Darling Buds of May, Rosemary & Thyme, & The Turn of the Screw)

 

 

 

DONALD THOMPSON

Played by Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle in long running British soap, Emmerdale)

 

 

 

KATIE THOMAS

Played by Charlie Brookes. Best known for playing the wicked Janine in the BBC soap Eastenders. In the books Katie actually has red hair but since when have casting directors actually paid attention to correctly matching physical types.

 

 

)AMBER MASON

Played by Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey and Emmerdale)

 

 

SALLY SUTTON

Played by Barbara Flynn, best known as psychologist Fitz’s long-suffering wife, Judith, in Jimmy McGovern’s hit drama series Cracker

 

THOMAS FRZAER

Played by John Duttine (To Serve them all my Days, Heartbeat)

 

DR FRANCIS MERRIFIELD

Played by Hugh Fraser (Best known for his role as Captain Arthur Hastings in the ITV Poirot adaptions)

 

 

MARIA LAMBERT

Played by Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey, A Touch of Frost, Lovejoy)

D I DAVID BOLTON

Played by Anthony Howell (best known for his role as DCS Christopher Foyle’s side-kick Sergeant Paul Milner)

D S JOHN FLAGG

Played by Andrew Lancell who has starred in long running police drama The Bill and, more recently, Coronation Street

 

VISCOUNT PIERS SAXHILL

Played by Neil Stuke, popular British comedy actor

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