Peaky Blinders and Love/Hate star Charlie Murphy has been cast in Damage, a three-part Netflix adaptation of the novella of the same name by the late Irish author Josephine Hart.

The late Mullingar-born author Josephine Hart - pictured here in March 1991 - died in June 2011 after a battle with cancer

Damage was previously made into an Oscar-nominated 1992 film starring Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche and Miranda Richardson.

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The new adaptation is billed as "a thrilling and seductive limited series about erotic obsession and forbidden desire".

Richard Armitage

Murphy's character, Anna Barton, embarks on an affair with William (The Hobbit's Richard Armitage), the father of her fiancé, Martyn (Ms Marvel's Rish Shah).

Rish Shah

The cast also includes Game of Thrones star Indira Varma as Ingrid, William's wife.

Indira Varma

Damage will be directed by Northern Irish duo Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D'Sa. Their other credits include the films Ordinary Love and Good Vibrations.

Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D'Sa

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