Doll & Em. Doll (Dolly Wells).

Dolly Wells

Filming starts on BBC comedy drama The Pursuit Of Love

Production is underway on The Pursuit Of Love, Emily Mortimer's BBC One comedy drama adaptation of Nancy Mitford's celebrated novel. Lily James, Emily Beecham and Dominic West star.

British Comedy Guide, 28th July 2020

Sisterly rivalry looms large in this offbeat British comedy. Alice Lowe is the kooky Lisa, who, with sister Claire (Dolly Wells), steals a car and heads for a poets' retreat in the Black Mountains on the England-Wales border. Awkwardly affecting poetic sensibilities, the pair fall for the spiritual grittiness of Tom Cullen's Richard.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 24th July 2018

Alice Lowe interview

Alice Lowe is set to return to the big screen this week with her new film Black Mountain Poets, which sees her star alongside Dolly Wells and Tom Cullen and work with filmmaker Jamie Adams.

Helen Earnshaw, Female First, 31st March 2016

Black Mountain Poets review

Alice Lowe, Dolly Wells and Tom Cullen excel in this flimsy, funny tale of siblings who impersonate beat poets at a retreat in the Black Mountains.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 31st March 2016

Black Mountain Poets review

Indeed, for all its Five Go Mad in Dorset-esque, decidedly British humour, this is fundamentally a moving study of the nature of adult sisterhood.

Nikki Baughan, The List, 28th March 2016

Created by Emily Mortimer, daughter of Rumpole author John Mortimer, and Dolly Wells, whose father was satirist John Wells, this semi-improvised series could be dismissed as an exercise in self-indulgent showbiz nepotism. However, while not wildly funny, it is richly nuanced and observational, drawing on a deeply embedded real-life friendship between the pair. In the final episode of the current series, it's the opening night of the off-Broadway play the pair have been planning. Inevitably, however, crisis strikes at the last minute.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 8th July 2015

Alice Lowe and Dolly Wells interview

Alice Lowe and Dolly Wells play thieving sisters on the run who hide out during a poetry retreat in Black Mountain Poets, an improv comedy gem which premiered this week at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).

Wendy Mitchell, Screen Daily, 24th June 2015

Dolly Wells interview

Dolly Wells was forever in the shadow of childhood friend Emily Mortimer... then they wrote their sitcom Doll & Em together and it changed her life.

Nicole Lampert, Daily Mail, 12th June 2015