This Gothic Period Drama Delivers Forbidden Love, Slavery And A Black Woman’s Moxie To Tell Her Story

The Confessions of Frannie Langton is a tragic love story period drama with a murder mystery and a tale of forbidden love at its heart – new and exclusive to BritBox SA

Adapted by the author Sara Collins from her award-winning novel of the same name and set against the dazzling opulence of Georgian London, The Confessions of Frannie Langton narrates Frannie’s journey from a Jamaican plantation to the grand Mayfair mansion of celebrated scientist George Benham and his beautiful wife, Madame Marguerite. In a misguided and monstrous gesture, Frannie is gifted to Benham by the man who owns her, John Langton, and finds herself trapped in a deeply troubled household. As the plot twists, events take a fateful turn when the Benhams are found murdered in their beds and Frannie becomes the chief suspect.

Up-and-coming actress Karla-Simone Spence (Blue Story, BBC’s Wannabe) leads the cast in the role of Frannie, the drama’s young protagonist born into a life of slavery but fighting to tell her own story. She is joined by Sophie Cookson (The Trial of Christine Keeler, Kingsman: The Secret Service) as Marguerite Benham, Patrick Martins (Redemption, Blasts From the Past) as Olaudah “Laddie” Cambridge, Stephen Campbell Moore(War of the Worlds, The One) as George Benham and Steven Macintosh(Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Luther) as John Langton. A powerful period drama with a murder mystery and a tale of forbidden love at its core, The Confessions of Frannie Langton was filmed on location in Yorkshire, England.

“The Confessions of Frannie Langton is subverting the [period drama] genre.” – The Guardian

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