Model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne will play the fiancée of a soldier serving in Afghanistan in a new Sky Arts drama, Timeless.

The 21-year-old Burberry star is set to make her TV acting debut alongside veteran actress Sylvia Syms, who plays her grandmother, according to the The Daily Mirror.

The series of 30-minute one-off comedies and dramas will also feature Jo Brand, Simon Callow, Lindsay Duncan, Kevin Eldon, Jane Horrocks, Daniel Mays, Matthew Perry, Billie Piper, Mark Strong, Ashley Walters, Jason Watkins, Ben Whishaw and Richard Wilson.

The synopsis of the drama reads: "Alice and Chloe may be generations apart but both share the pain of having been separated from their partners by war.

"Chloe's soldier fiancé is serving a term of duty in Afghanistan when an army official arrives at Alice's door.

"The two women are shocked by the news but the generation gap is finally closing. Sylvia Syms and Cara Delevingne star in this engaging tale of love, loss and hope."

Delevingne previously had a minor role in 2012's Anna Karenina and a forthcoming appearance in The Face of an Angel, based on the Amanda Knox murder case.