She’ll play the notorious Lady Bellaston.
Fresh off her Emmy Award win for her role as AFC Richmond club owner Rebecca Welton in Ted Lasso, Hannah Waddingham has joined the cast of the upcoming Tom Jones miniseries adaptation, based on the 1749 novel The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling by Henry Fielding. The show is currently filming in Northern Ireland, and stars The Rising's Solly McLeod as the titular character.
The miniseries, which is a co-production between PBS Masterpiece, ITV, and Mammoth Screen, has already cast several other characters, including Sophie Wilde (You Don’t Know Me) as the heroine Sophia Western and Pearl Mackie (Doctor Who) as Sophia’s trusted maid, Honour. Waddingham has been cast as the “seductive but vengeful” Lady Bellaston, a relative to Sophia and one of Tom's lovers who has a somewhat notorious and passionate personality.