'Ted Lasso' Star Hannah Waddingham Joins Cast of Masterpiece and ITV's 'Tom Jones'
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Waddingham has been cast as the seductive and vengeful Lady Bellaston in the miniseries, which is currently filming in Northern Ireland. Based on Henry Fielding's classic 1749 novel "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling," the series follows the romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted Tom Jones in 18th-century England. McLeod ("The Rising") plays the hero Tom, alongside Wilde ("You Don't Know Me") as the heroine Sophia Western. The cast also includes Pearl Mackie ("Doctor Who") James Fleet ("Bridgerton"), Alun Armstrong ("Breeders"), Olivier winner Shirley Henderson ("Happy Valley"), Tamzin Merchant ("Carnival Row"), Julian Rhind-Tutt ("Britannia"), Susannah Fielding ("This Time With Alan Partridge"), BAFTA-winner Daniel Rigby ("Black Mirror"), James Wilbraham ("In My Skin"), Felicity Montagu ("The Durrells"), Janine Duvitski ("Benidorm"), Dean Lennox Kelly ("Jamestown") and Lucy Fallon ("Coronation Street"). Written by Gwyneth Hughes ("Vanity Fair"), "Tom Jones" is directed b