First look: Eva Green in The Luminairies

Here’s the first look at Eva Green in the BBC’s forthcoming adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s award-winning novel The Luminairies.

Green plays Lydia Wells in the six-part series which will be broadcast on BBC Two.

She will be joined by Eve Hewson as Anna Wetherell, Himesh Patel as Emery Staines and Ewen Leslie as Crosbie Wells.

The Luminaries tells an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women travelled across the world to make their fortunes. It is a 19th century tale of adventure and mystery, set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush.

The story follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell, who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. There she meets the radiant Emery Staines, an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. As they fall in love, driven together and apart by fateful coincidence, these star-crossed lovers begin to wonder: do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us?

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