Paris, 8 March 2019“Beecham House”, Fremantle and Bend It TV’s new original series from director and creator Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”), will have its MIPTV World Premiere as part of CANNESERIES on Sunday 7 April, at 7.00pm in the Palais des Festivals (Grand Auditorium Lumière).
The international market for TV content development and distribution, MIPTV (8-11 April 2019), and the Cannes International Series Festival, CANNESERIES (5-10 April 2019) will team up for two joint events with World Premieres preceded by the Pink Carpet: Sunday 7 April and Tuesday 9 April. The Tuesday screening will be announced shortly.
From award-winning production company Bend It TV, part of the Fremantle production family, “Beecham House” is set on the cusp of the 19th century in Delhi before the British ruled in that region.
“Beecham House” depicts the fortunes of the residents of an imposing mansion surrounded by acres of exotic woods and pristine lawns. Tom Bateman (“Vanity Fair,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Murder on the Orient Express”) takes the role of enigmatic, soulful John Beecham, a handsome former soldier who has purchased the magnificent mansion, Beecham House, to begin a new life with his family.
The ensemble cast includes Lesley Nicol (“Downton Abbey”), Gregory Fitoussi (“Mr. Selfridge,” “The Bureau”), Adil Ray (“Citizen Khan,” “Ackley Bridge”), Pallavi Sharda (“Lion”), Dakota Blue Richards (“Endeavour”), Leo Suter (“Clique,” “Victoria”), Bessie Carter (“Howard’s End”), Viveik Kalra (“Blinded By The Light”) and Marc Warren (“Safe,” “Hustle”).
“Beecham House” is created and written by Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham,” “Viceroy’s House,” “Bride and Prejudice”), Paul Mayeda Berges (“Viceroy’s House”) and Shahrukh Husain (“In Custody”). Victor Levin (“Mad Men”) also serves as writer on the series. ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill, has commissioned “Beecham House” for ITV in the UK and oversees production of the drama on behalf of the broadcaster.
About MIPTV – MIPTV (8-11 April 2019, Cannes) is the leading international market for content development and distribution. Each April, 10,000 professionals from across the international TV and digital entertainment ecosystem connect to launch and discover new content, forge partnerships, negotiate financing and distribution agreements, find co-production opportunities and explore the latest trends.
MIPTV is preceded by the biggest weekend in unscripted content (6-7 April 2019), comprising MIPDoc, the world’s largest screenings library, conference and co-production marketplace for the factual community, and MIPFormats, the discovery showcase for the global formats
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About CANNESERIES – CANNESERIES, Cannes International Series Festival, will  unfold  its  season  2  (S.02) from April 5th – 10th, 2019. This new addition to the line-up of International festivals is designed to showcase great series from all around the world and to give international exposure and recognition to this increasingly popular and ultra-creative form of entertainment and art. CANNESERIES has established itself as a key player in a strong visual environment, taking place alongside the MIPTV market and with the support of the world-renowned city of Cannes. Open to the public and organized by an independent association presided by Former French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin, the event celebrates excellence in television. It welcomes international talent and promotes series of all genres, formats and origins. For a week, CANNESERIES and MIPTV will celebrate the industry with the prestigious CANNESERIES Official Competition screening exclusive series, an international Jury, World Premieres, a prestigious Awards Ceremony and a gold-standard program of masterclasses, conference sessions, project pitches, innovative digital content and much more. Visit for more news and information!