BEN HARDY spills all on the BBC One adaptation of the classic thriller novel The Women in White by Wilkie Collins which centres around a women dressed entirely in white, who escapes from an asylum.
His employer Fredrick Fairlie (Charles Dance) hires him to teach his niece Laura (Olivia Vinall) and her half-sister Marian Halcombe (Jessie Buckley) to paint.
But just before he heads off, Walter encounters a vulnerable woman in white who begs for his help.
When he eventually reaches Limmeridge, Walter is troubled by thoughts of the distressed stranger, who resembles Laura and who he later learns is called Anne Catherick (also played by Olivia Vinall)
“But she mentions Limmeridge, so it seems spooky and mysterious. He tells Marian about it and they try to get to the bottom of things, which leads to darker events.”
Walter, a free spirited and talented fella, is quickly caught up in a menacing mystery in his attempt to find answers.
It’s Walter’s search for the truth and untold secrets, which Ben says rings true with people nowadays.
The Women in White was filmed at Castlewellan Castle in Northern Ireland, overlooking a lake in the County Down countryside.
This pleased Jessie, who is from Killarney in the Republic of Ireland, she said: “I have loved being back on Irish soil.
“It’s such a warm place to film in and now I don’t want to leave.”