SHERIDAN SMITH to play Charmian Biggs and DANILE MAYS to play Ronnie Biggs.
Written by award-winning writer and Executive Producer Jeff Pope (The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, See No Evil: The Moors Murders, Appropriate Adult as executive producer), Mrs Biggs, will chronicle CharmianÕs life from the fateful moment that, as a teenager on a train, she first met and fell in love with the flirtatious and worldly Biggs.
SHERIDAN SMITH and DANNY MAYS will be joined by ADRIAN SCARBOROUGH (Upstairs Downstairs, Cranford) and CAROLINE GOODALL (The Good Wife, SchindlerÕs List) who will be playing Bernard and Muriel Powell, CharmianÕs parents.
Mrs Biggs will recount the story of their struggle to stay together in the face of fierce opposition from CharmianÕs family – aghast at BiggsÕ criminal record – and their idyllic life as the parents of young children before money worries forced Biggs to ask for a loan from an old friend to pay the deposit on a house they wanted to buy for their growing family. That friend was Bruce Reynolds, at that moment planning on of the most famous crimes in British history – the Great Train Robbery of August 1963.Ê
PICTURED: SHERIDAN SMITH,DANNY MAYS AND CHARMIAN.