As Happy Valley comes to an end this weekend, we aren’t ready to say goodbye to Sarah Lancashire who has been incredible in her role as Sergeant Catherine Caewood. So, we delved into the actress’s next role after the BBC Drama ends.
The 58-year-old actress has turned her hand to a range of roles over her acting career and people have praised her in Sally Wainright’s drama, even calling for her to be made a Dame.
The Happy Valley copper is set to appear in her second series of HBO’s Julia, where she plays television chef Julia Childs. The first series aired in March last year.
The series follows the life of the iconic cooking teacher and her long-running and now iconic television series, The French Chef, which was a pioneer of the time.
The show explores a range of issues. The synopsis for the show reads: “pivotal time in American history – the emergence of public television as a new social institution, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity and America’s cultural evolution.”
Sarah Lancashire discussed her role on NPR last year, saying: “The starting point has to be their humanity and their authenticity. She’s naturally very funny, I never approached the series as a comedy. I didn’t really want that to be the launch pad.
“I needed to know specifically who Julia was when she was away from the cameras, when she wasn’t on the show. The Julia behind closed doors. The Julia when she was with her friends, when she was with Paul. That, to me, is equally as important as trying to portray the woman in front of the camera.”
The creator of the show Daniel Goldfarb was also the producer of the fantastic show Marvelous Mrs Maisel, which is a big favourite in The Yorkshireman household.
The show also features iconic Frasier actor, David Hyde Pierce, who played the iconic role of Nile Crane of which he won many awards for.
Watch a trailer for HBO’s Julia below:
Whilst there is no official release date for season two, it’s expected to air sometime in the spring. You can catch up on the first series of Julie via NowTV.