“Westworld” and “The Punisher” star Ben Barnes is sticking with TV for the time being, committing to lead up the six-part BBC One thriller “Gold Digger” alongside Julia Ormond (“Legends of the Fall,” “Sabrina”).
Barnes plays Benjamin Golding, a thirty-something copywriter with a shrouded past who becomes involved with a woman twenty-five years older than her named Julia Day (Ormond). Julia has spent her whole life putting the needs of others before herself, but now is in love and their unconventional relationship impacts her family as secrets of their past are revealed.
Marnie Dickens (“Thirteen”) created the series with Vanessa Caswill (“Little Women”) directing the first half of the season. Tim Bradley will produce while Dickens, Laura Mackie, Sally Haynes and Elizabeth Kilgarriff will executive produce for Mainstreet Pictures.