Actors  |  Apr 15, 2015

Far From the Madding Crowd World Premiere

Tom Sturridge, Jessica Barden and Bradley Hall will take to the red carpet tonight as Far From the Madding Crowd premieres in London’s West End. 

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg and adapted by One Day author David Nicholls, Far from the Madding Crowd is Thomas Hardy’s literary masterpiece. When the beautiful Bathsheba Everdene inherits her uncles’ farm, she is determined to run it herself. However, Bathseba’s independent and willful mind proves to be an attraction for three very different suitors, and what ensues is a battle to capture her heart and hand in marriage. 

Tom Sturridge leads the cast alongside Carey Mulligan as Sergeant Troy, one of Bathsheba’s suitors. Tom was recently seen in another literary screen adaptation, On The Road, inspired by Jack Kerouac’s novel of the same name. Last year, he made his Broadway debut in a revival of Lyle Kessler’s Orphans and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 2014 Tony Awards. He will next be seen alongside Damien Lewis and John Goodman in a revival of David Mamet's The American Buffalo at the Wyndham's Theatre.

Jessica Barden plays Liddy, the loyal confidante of Bathsheba. Last year Jess filmed the lead role of Kit in the BBC two-part drama The Outcast based on the Sadie Jones novel before filming the third instalment of crime drama Murder. Later this year sees the release of her next feature film The Lobster, in which Jessica appears alongside Olivia Colman, Ben Whishaw, Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and more. 

Bradley Hall plays Joseph Poorgrass, a labourer on the Everdone farm. Bradley can currently be seen in the RSC’s hit West End transfer of Oppenheimer at the Vaudeville Theatre and recently appeared in the latest series of the popular BBC/Amazon drama Ripper Street. 

Thomas Arnold also makes an appearance as a Solicitor. Thomas is currently shooting the role of Denisov in new six-part drama War and Peace directed by Tom Harper for BBC. 

Far from the Madding Crowd can be seen in cinemas nationwide from 1st May.