Cover Her Face - Movie Adaptation Cast & Crew

by lynskeyium | created - 27 Oct 2019 | updated - 06 Nov 2019 | Public

The people I'd like to see as the cast and crew of the first big screen adaptation of P.D. James' debut novel 'Cover Her Face', should it go into production.

Note: I've changed a few of the characters' surnames and given Mr. & Mrs. Proctor first names.

1. Jack McMullen

Actor | Ford v Ferrari

Jack McMullen was born on February 22, 1991 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Ford v Ferrari (2019) and The Souvenir (2019).

Detective Sergeant Adam Dalgliesh

2. Alexandra Dowling

Actress | The Musketeers

Alexandra Dowling was born on May 22, 1990 in the UK. She is an actress, known for The Musketeers (2014), Game of Thrones (2011) and Poirot (1989).

Deborah Maxton

3. Ella Purnell

Actress | Sweetbitter

Ella Purnell was born in London, U.K. She is best known for her roles in Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2016), in BBC One's Ordeal By Innocence (2017) and Starz' Sweetbitter (2017), in which she plays the series lead role of Tess in the adaptation of Stephanie Danler's ...

Sally Jupp

4. Katherine Parkinson

Actress | The Boat That Rocked

Katherine Parkinson was born on March 9, 1978 in London, England as Katherine Jane Parkinson. She is an actress and writer, known for The Boat That Rocked (2009), Easy Virtue (2008) and The IT Crowd (2006). She has been married to Harry Peacock since 2009. They have two children.

Martha Bullen

5. Tom Glynn-Carney

Actor | Dunkirk

Tom Glynn-Carney was born on February 7, 1995 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor, known for Dunkirk (2017), The King (2019) and Tolkien (2019).

Stephen Maxton

6. Sara Stewart

Actress | Batman Begins

Sara was born and raised in Edinburgh Scotland. After spending some time in England, she trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London, and made London her home. Her work has been diverse, ranging from classical tragic heroines like "Natalya Petrovna" in Turgenyev's "Month in the ...

Eleanor Maxton

7. Robbie Kay

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Robbie Kay was born on September 13, 1995 in Lymington, Hampshire, England. He is an actor, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Once Upon a Time (2011) and Fugitive Pieces (2007).

Detective Constable Craig Martin

8. Edward Holcroft

Actor | Vampire Academy

Edward Holcroft is an actor, known for Vampire Academy (2014), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).

Felix Hearne

9. Peter Davison

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Davison was born as Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett on 13 April 1951 in Streatham, London. A decade later, he and his family - his parents, Sheila and Claude (an electrical engineer who hailed from British Guiana), and his sisters, Barbara, Pamela and Shirley, moved to Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, ...

Sir Simon Maxton

10. Erin Austen

Actress | The Athena

Erin Austen was born on March 17, 1994 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. She is known for her work on The Athena (2018), Followers (2021) and The Royals (2015).

Joanne Dalgliesh (nee Heath) - Adam's late wife (New Character)

11. Ralph Ineson

Actor | The VVitch: A New-England Folktale

Ralph Ineson was born on December 15, 1969 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for The Witch (2015), The Green Knight (2021) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

DCI John Marten

12. Ciara Charteris

Actress | Mary Shelley

Ciara Charteris was born on August 3, 1995 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is an actress, known for Mary Shelley (2017) and Poldark (2015).

Catherine Bowers

13. John Bell

Actor | Wrath of the Titans

John Bell was born on October 20, 1997 in Paisley, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Wrath of the Titans (2012), A Shine of Rainbows (2009) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).

James Ritchie

14. Pooky Quesnel

Actress | Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pooky Quesnel was born in 1966 in Eccles, Salford, Greater Manchester, England as Joanna Quesnell. She is an actress and writer, known for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), Doctors (2000) and Great Expectations (2012).

Alice Liddell

15. Gary Lewis

Actor | Billy Elliot

Gary Lewis was born in 1958 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Billy Elliot (2000), Gangs of New York (2002) and Valhalla Rising (2009).

Dr. Charles Epps

16. Ben Caplan

Actor | Call the Midwife

Ben trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and since leaving has appeared in many award winning projects on Stage and Screen including the Olivier Award winning Kink's Musical 'Sunny Afternoon' in London's West End and Mike Leigh's 'Two Thousand Years' at the National Theatre as ...

Rev. Bernard Hicks

17. Kevin Doyle

Actor | Downton Abbey

Kevin Doyle is an English actor. He was born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England in 1961. He is better known as the perpetually unlucky butler-turned-footman Molesley in Downton Abbey (2010). He has appeared in shows such as Happy Valley (2014), Scott & Bailey (2011), and the 2016 ITV TV ...

Martin Proctor

18. Julie Cox

Actress | The Oxford Murders

Julie Cox was born in 1973 in Ely, England. She is an actress, known for The Oxford Murders (2008), Children of Dune (2003) and Byron (2003).

Elizabeth Proctor

19. Yorgos Karamihos

Actor | The Durrells

Yorgos Karamihos is an actor, director and acting teacher, born and raised in Greece. He graduated the Philosophy and History Department of Ionian University and The Greek National Theatre Academy. In 2012 he received a Fulbright Scholarship as an exceptional artist to attend the fulltime program ...

Stavros Veludis

20. Ian Donnelly

Actor | Casualty

Ian Donnelly was born on November 17, 1961 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England as Ian Andrew Donnelly. He is an actor and producer, known for Casualty (1986), Coronation Street (1960) and Doctors (2000).

Mick Dalgliesh (New Character)

21. Rachael Lindsay

Actress | Casualty

Rachael Lindsay was born on February 18, 1972 in Liverpool, England. She is an actress, known for Casualty (1986), Brookside (1982) and Learning to Walk (2007).

Shelley Dalgliesh (nee Cole) (New Character)

22. Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Director | Elle s'appelait Sarah

Gilles Paquet-Brenner was born on September 14, 1974 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Elle s'appelait Sarah (2010), Dark Places (2015) and Crooked House (2017).



25. Tim Bevan

Producer | Les Misérables

Tim Bevan was born on December 20, 1957 in Queenstown, New Zealand as Timothy John Bevan. He is a producer and actor, known for Les Misérables (2012), Atonement (2007) and United 93 (2006). He has been married to Amy Gadney since 2001. They have two children. He was previously married to ...


26. Eric Fellner

Producer | Les Misérables

Eric Fellner was born on October 10, 1959 in England. He is known for his work on Les Misérables (2012), Atonement (2007) and United 93 (2006).



28. Debra Hayward

Producer | Les Misérables

Debra Hayward is known for her work on Les Misérables (2012), About a Boy (2002) and Cats (2019). She is married to William Osborne.

Executive Producer

29. Peter Morgan

Writer | Frost/Nixon

Peter Morgan was born on April 10, 1963 in London, England as Peter Julian Robin Morgan. He is a writer and producer, known for Frost/Nixon (2008), The Crown (2016) and The Last King of Scotland (2006).

Executive Producer

30. Liza Chasin

Producer | Les Misérables

Liza Chasin is known for her work on Les Misérables (2012), About a Boy (2002) and Everest (2015).

Executive Producer

31. Tom Karnowski

Producer | Knives Out

Tom Karnowski is a producer and production manager, known for Knives Out (2019), The Illusionist (2006) and Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017).

Executive Producer

33. Mark Digby

Production_designer | Ex Machina

Mark Digby is a production designer and art director, known for Ex Machina (2014), Annihilation (2018) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

Production Designer

34. Alison Butler

Production_designer | Dolphins


35. Colleen Atwood

Costume_designer | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Colleen Atwood was born on September 25, 1948 in Yakima, Washington, USA. She is known for her work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Chicago (2002) and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).

Costume Designer

36. Seamus McGarvey

Cinematographer | Atonement

SEAMUS McGARVEY (Director of Photography) has collected two Academy Award nominations for his cinematography: on Joe Wright's 2007 WWI drama "Atonement," and his 2012 adaptation of Tolstoy's classic, "Anna Karenina." In addition to the Oscar nominations, McGarvey won the British Society of ...

Director of Photography

37. Erik Friedlander

Music_department | Thoroughbreds


38. Nina Gold

Casting_director | Attack the Block

Nina Gold is known for her work on Attack the Block (2011), Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) and The Danish Girl (2015).


39. Lucy Bevan

Casting_director | The Old Guard

Lucy Bevan is known for her work on The Old Guard (2020), An Education (2009) and Beauty and the Beast (2017).


40. Jina Jay

Casting_director | Dune

Jina Jay was born in England. She is known for her work on Dune (2021), Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018) and The French Dispatch (2021).


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