At A Glance
As Jane moves into her new home, romance blossoms between her and the property’s enigmatic architect, Edward. On discovery of the previous tenant’s untimely death, events lead Jane to investigate if she too will succumb to the same sorry fate in this chilling psychological thriller.
Directed by Lisa Brühlmann
Written by J.P. Delaney, Marissa Lestrade
Book by J.P. Delaney
Released by BBC / HBO Max
All episodes available on iPlayer
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Jane
David Oyelowo as Edward
Jessica Plummer as Emma
Ben Hardy as Simon
Ian Conningham as DI James Clarke
Amanda Drew as Carol
Mark Stanley as Saul Cosby
By Claire Bueno
There will have been many of us who would have tuned into the BBC chilling and very creepy The Girl Before adapted from the J.P. Delaney of the same name. The show celebrates two female protagonists driving the story as well as a female director helming the whole series. The casting is sublime; Gugu Mbatha-Raw and David Oyelowo are utterly mesmerizing and just a joy to watch. Jessica Plummer and Ben Hardy must also be commended demonstrating acting at its best.
I was fortunate enough to be invited by the Royal Television Society (RTS) to interview leading lady Gugu Mbatha-Raw and director Lisa Brühlmann about the making of the show and how the mini-series delicately deals with sensitive themes such as rape and still birth.