Thursday, December 10, 2020

Casting News - Bill Irwin, Patrick Page, Douglas Sills and Amy Forsyth Book Recurring Roles on HBO's 'The Gilded Age'

Casting News - December 10, 2020

HBO's The Gilded Age.

  • Patrick Page, Douglas Sills, Amy Forsyth, Taylor Richardson, Kelley Curran, Ben Ahlers and Bill Irwin have been cast in recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon and Carrie Coon. Page received a Tony Award nomination for the musical Hadestown. Sills received a Tony Award nomination for the musical The Scarlet Pimpernel. Forsyth and Richardson both starred in NBC's one-season drama Rise. Curran has recurred on NBC's The Blacklist. Ahlers starred in the Quibi drama When the Streetlights Go On. Irwin starred for three seasons in FX's Legion.
  • Page will play Richard Clay, George Russell's (Morgan Spector) loyal secretary.
  • Sills will play Monsieur Baudin, the stylish, particular and sometimes hysterical chef of the Russell house.
  • Forsyth will play Caroline "Carrie" Astor, the handsome daughter of one of the most powerful women in New York City.
  • Richardson will play Bridget, a combined housemaid, kitchen maid and lady's maid in the Brook house. She's a decent and hard-working immigrant girl from Ireland who has come to America to build a new future, though she has low expectations of life because of a troubled and abusive past.
  • Curran will play Turner, Bertha's (Coon) ambitious American lady's maid, who, though grudgingly accepting of her position in the Russell house, does not intend to be a servant all her days. Her loyalty is skin deep and she is always looking for a way out.
  • Ahlers will play Jack Treacher, a footman, hall boy and jack of all trades in the Brook house. A perfect footman in those days would be 5'10" or taller, as height was desirable, although Jack would not be considered the perfect anything. He does whatever jobs no one else wants to do and doesn't complain.
  • Irwin will play Cornelius Eckhard. Though Ada (Nixon) hides it well, her interest is piqued when he reappears in her life after many years. A former beau from her days in Pennsylvania, Cornelius and Ada haven't seen each other since the Civil War threw all of their lives into chaos. He makes his interest in rekindling their friendship clear, and while Ada's niece Marian (Louisa Jacobson) is thrilled at the idea of her aunt finding romance, Ada's sister Agnes (Baranski) remains dubious about his motives.