Billie Piper and Andrew Scott to star in Catherine, Called Birdy

Sunday 28th March 2021, 12:40pm by Jay Richardson

Image shows from L to R: Billie Piper, Andrew Scott.

Billie Piper and Andrew Scott have joined the cast of Lena Dunham's medieval comedy film, Catherine, Called Birdy.

The I Hate Suzie and Fleabag stars play the parents of the titular Birdy, portrayed by Game Of Thrones teenage breakout star Bella Ramsey in the coming-of-age narrative.

Bella Ramsey.

The film is being made by Working Title and Amazon and production is underway, with shooting set to take place in Shropshire, Wales and Gloucester. It is a longstanding passion project for Girls creator and star Dunham, who first announced plans to adapt Karen Cushman's 1994 children's novel into a film in 2014.

Set in 13th century England, the story follows the rebellious 14-year-old Catherine, daughter of a knight, called Birdy because of her love of birds, who resists the arranged marriages her father has planned out for her.

News of Piper and Scott's casting was broken by the Daily Mail.

Jo Wallett (Emma.) is producing the film for Working Title with Dunham's Good Thing Going company.

Piper is returning for a second series of I Hate Suzie it was announced last month, with filming on the Sky Atlantic dark comedy drama due to begin next year.


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