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The Palace: Andrea Riseborough Joins Kate Winslet in HBO Drama

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According to Deadline, BAFTA nominee Andrea Riseborough has been tapped to join Oscar winner Kate Winslet in HBO’s forthcoming limited drama The Palace.


Riseborough is set to portray the role of the Palace manager, who is the right-hand woman to Winslet’s character. The English actress will also be joining previously announced cast member Matthias Schoenaerts, whom she recently starred with in David O. Russell’s comedy thriller Amsterdam.

The Palace will be telling the story of one year within the walls of the palace of an authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel. The miniseries will be executive produced by Succession producers Will Tracy and Frank Rich, with Tracy also serving as the showrunner and writer.

“We are honored to be working with this incredibly talented group of filmmakers on The Palace,” EVP of HBO Programming Francesca Orsi said in a statement. “The notion that Kate Winslet and Stephen Frears, two of our industry’s leading lights, who — remarkably — have never collaborated before now, are joining forces to bring Will Tracy’s wildly original, prescient, and dazzling scripts to life at HBO is a dream come true for us.”

The project will be directed and executive produced by Stephen Frears, who’s best known for directing the acclaimed film The Queen. The writing team will include Seth Reiss, Juli Weiner, Jen Spyra, Gary Shteyngart, and Sarah DeLappe.

For her leading performance as Mare Sheehan in Mare of Easttown, Winslet won Emmy and Golden Globe awards, both for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. She will next be seen in James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel Avatar: The Way of Water.