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Suranne Jones to lead BBC haunted house drama 'Crickley Hall'

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Suranne Jones has signed up for the lead role in BBC One's upcoming horror The Secret of Crickley Hall.

The three-part drama is based on a novel by James Herbert and focuses on Eve and Gabe, a couple who move to Crickley Hall a year after their son goes missing, only for supernatural events to start taking place.

The family are about to move out when Eve hears her missing son and the family begins to try to work out what links the house to their child. The show is due to be set in both 1943 and the present day.

Jones has now landed the role of Eve, while Miranda star Tom Ellis will play her husband Gabe.

Other stars taking part in the show include Ellis's The Fades co-star Iain De Caestecker, Primeval's Douglas Henshall, Wallander stars David Warner and Sarah Smart, and Game of Thrones actor Donald Sumpter.

Meanwhile, the project will be written and directed by Joe Ahearne, who has previously worked on shows such as This Life, Ultraviolet and Doctor Who.

"Everyone loves a good ghost story and James Herbert is an iconic writer in the genre," Ahearne said. "He's come up with a really thrilling and moving story that delights you while it's terrifying you. It's a testament to his craft that we've attracted such a great cast to play the characters he created."

Jones described The Secret of Crickley Hall as "a classic haunted house spine chiller".

The drama will air on BBC One in the autumn.

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