Millie Gibson’s Transformation as Irene in The Forsyte Saga

Millie Gibson’s Transformation as Irene in The Forsyte Saga

Millie Gibson looked radiant as she transformed in Irene Forsyte for the new reimagining of The Forsyte Saga – in her first major role since Doctor Who. 

The actress, 19, who has just wrapped filming for season two of Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor Who generation, donned a wedding dress for a first look at her new role.

Millie is set to portray the iconic character of Irene, who is known for her scandalous ways when it comes to men.

In the first picture of Millie as Irene, she dons copper locks styled in tight curls and a button-down Jacquard print wedding dress with a veil, while holding a bouquet of flowers.

Irene beams at the camera as her husband Soames [Joshua Orpin] adoringly stares down at her.

Millie Gibson looked radiant as she transformed in Irene Forsyte for the new reimagining of The Forsyte Saga - in her first major role since Doctor Who

Millie Gibson looked radiant as she transformed in Irene Forsyte for the new reimagining of The Forsyte Saga – in her first major role since Doctor Who

The Forsyte Saga, based on John Galsworthy’s novels, is currently filming in the UK and Italy and follows the lives and loves of the wealthy Forsyte family. 

Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novels detailing love, loyalty, ambition and betrayal, The Forsyte Saga is written by acclaimed British screenwriter Debbie Horsfield and produced by Mammoth Screen, the team behind global television hit Poldark.

The ensemble cast also includes Francesca Annis, Jack Davenport, Tom Durant Pritchard, Jamie Flatters, Danny Griffin, Susan Hampshire, Owen Igiehon, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Moyer, Josette Simon and Eleanor Tomlinson.

A UK broadcaster is yet to be announced for the series.

This will be the third TV adaptation of The Forsyte Saga in 60 years as John’s portrait of a wealthy British family in 1880s London is recreated once again.

This latest rendition will be made into a six-part season based on the 1920s novels with the hope it will become a returning series.

The BBC 1967 adaptation was watched by audiences of up to 18 million and the 2002 version on ITV featured a stellar cast including Damian Lewis and Gina McKee.

The latest reimagining is housed at Mammoth Screen, the ITV Studios-backed British production company behind Parade’s End, The Serpent, and Victoria.

The actress, 19, who wrapped filming for season two of Ncuti Gatwa's Doctor Who generation, donned a wedding dress for a first look at her new role (Pictured)

The actress, 19, who wrapped filming for season two of Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor Who generation, donned a wedding dress for a first look at her new role (Pictured)

Millie has been the Doctor's companion this season and is said to have wrapped.

Millie has been the Doctor’s companion this season and is said to have wrapped.

Joining Millie are Eleanor Tomlinson, Danny Griffin and Tuppence Middleton, as well as BAFTA winning Francesca Annis who is taking on the role of the formidable Forsyte matriarch Ann.

Meanwhile True Blood star Stephen Moyer will Ann’s eldest son, Jolyon Senior, who is also head of the family stockbroking firm Forsyte & Co.

Completing the cast is The Morning Show star, Jack Davenport, Joshua Orpin, who is best known for his role in Titans and Tom Durant Pritchard from This Is Going To Hurt.

Despite featuring only British actors it will be aired on US network PBS.

Off-screen, Eleanor had her own fairytale wedding in 2022 when she walked down the aisle with rugby player Will Owen.

She shared photos of their wedding ceremony at Euridge Manor, near Bath as she wowed in an off-the-shoulder Pronovias gown with a huge princess-style skirt and Christian Louboutin heels.

Will, who plays for Clifton Rugby Club, has previously played for Leicester Tigers, Doncaster Knights and Nottingham Rugby Club.

Eleanor and her husband Will Owen first went public with their relationship when the British actress shared a loved-up snap on social media in February 2021.

She sparked rumours of an engagement in November 2021 when she was seen leaving a supermarket in London wearing a diamond ring.

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