Brooklyn director John Crowley has begun filming Life After Life, a BBC One adaptation of the Kate Atkinson novel of the same name.

The four-part drama with Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace, Jojo Rabbit) in the lead role will screen on BBC One later this year. The cast also includes Sian Clifford (Fleabag), James McArdle (Mare of Easttown), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Jessica Hynes (Years and Years).

Life After Life tells the story of Ursula Todd (McKenzie), who is "born to Sylvie and Hugh (Clifford and McArdle) one night in 1910, but dies before she draws her first breath".

Thomasin McKenzie

"On that same night in 1910, Ursula is reborn and survives. Time and time again, living and dying in different circumstances, Ursula is reborn into a new, alternative iteration of life once more," says the BBC.

"This compelling story follows Ursula as she navigates each new life, through a critical era which spans two world wars, an encounter with Hitler and major life events. But what is it that Ursula so desperately needs to stay alive for?"

Along with directing the Oscar-nominated film adaptation of Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn, Crowley's other credits include Intermission, Boy A, True Detective and The Goldfinch - a film version of the Donna Tartt novel of the same name. He is among the executive producers on Life After Life alongside author Atkinson.

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