Lesley Manville, Carice van Houten lead Dangerous Liaisons

Starzplay has announced the cast of its new series based on Dangerous Liaisons.

Alice Englert will play Camille and Nicholas Denton takes on the role of Pascal Valmont, the notorious lovers at the centre of the series created and written by Harriet Warner.

The cast will also include Lesley Manville, Carice van Houten, Paloma Faith, Michael McElhatton, Kosar Ali, Nathanael Saleh, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Hilton Pelser, Mia Threapleton, Colette Dalal Tchantcho, Lucy Cohu, Fisayo Akinade, Maria Friedman and Clare Higgins.

The new series is described as a bold reimagining of the iconic characters from Laclos’ classic 18th century novel and tells the origin story of how the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont meet as passionate young lovers in Paris on the eve of revolution.  

Driven to right the wrongs of their past, the couple rise from the slums of Paris and scale the heights of the French aristocracy, seducing and manipulating both the nobility and each other to survive.

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