In the upcoming HBO limited series “The Palace,” Hugh Grant has been cast.
Grant will make a special appearance in the show. In the drama, which is touted to “tell the story of one year within the walls of the palace of an authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel.” he joins previously confirmed cast members Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Andrea Riseborough.
The series is keeping its specific character details under wraps.
Grant previously starred in the critically acclaimed limited series “The Undoing” at the premium cabler with Nicole Kidman; this part marks his return to HBO. For his contributions to the programme, Grant was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe. “A Very English Scandal” is one of his previous TV appearances, for which he was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe. He is most recognised for his leading performances in films including “Paddington 2,” “Notting Hill,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” and the “Bridget Jones” series.
He is repped by CAA and The Lede Company.
The Palace’s executive producer, writer, and showrunner is Will Tracy. Winslet will star with Stephen Frears, who will also serve as executive producer. Seth Reiss, Juli Weiner, Jen Spyra, Gary Shteyngart, and Sarah DeLappe are among the writers for the series, along with Frank Rich and Tracey Seaward serving as executive producers.
“The Palace” will be the fourth HBO limited series with Winslet in the lead role. It was announced in June that Winslet is also attached to star in the HBO limited series “The Trust,” based on the novel of the same name by Hernan Diaz. Prior to that, she starred in the HBO limited series “Mare of Easttown,” for which she won the Emmy Award for best actress in a limited series. She had previously won in the same category in 2011 for the HBO limited series “Mildred Pierce.