EXCLUSIVE | Emily Mortimer on The Pursuit of Love and her directing debut

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­Emily Mortimer
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Set in Europe between the two World Wars, the miniseries The Pursuit of Love follows the adventures and misadventures of the fearless Linda Radlett and her best friend and cousin, Fanny Logan, as they seek out the ideal husband.

An adaptation of Nancy Mitford's celebrated 1945 novel, the BBC romantic comedy-drama stars People's Choice Award nominee Lily James (War & Peace, Downton Abbey, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) as Linda, while Cannes Film Festival Best Actress winner Emily Beecham (Berlin, I Love You, Into the Badlands, Little Joe) plays Fanny. 

The cast also boasts the likes of Emmy nominee Andrew Scott (Fleabag, Oslo and Sherlock's Moriarty) and Bafta winner and Golden Globe nominee Dominic West (The Crown, The Affair, The Wire).

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