Emma Thompson Severs Her Brideshead

Emma Thompson will star in the movie version of “Brideshead Revisited” reports Digital Spy.

The story, mainly set in pre World War II Britain, sees Sebastian Flyte (Ben Whishaw) mix with outsider Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode) while at Oxford University – who then also becomes involved in the troubles of Flyte’s family – the somewhat dysfunctional Marchmains.

Thompson will play Lady Marchmain while Michael Gambon will take the role of her estranged husband.

Filming will take place at Castle Howard in Yorkshire, London, Venice and Morocco and is due to begin in June, with Julian Jarrold directing.