The BBC has commissioned a new five-part adaptation of The Diary Of Anne Frank to be shown on consecutive nights early in 2008 on BBC One.
Adapted by Deborah Moggach, whose screen play for the recent film version of Pride And Prejudice was nominated for a BAFTA, the drama stars Ellie Kendrick as Anne, Iain Glen (Kingdom Of Heaven, City Of Vice) as her father Otto and Tamsin Greig (Love Soup, Green Wing as Edith, Anne’s mother.
BBC Commissioning Editor Polly Hill said the corporation was “delighted to be bringing this fresh adaptation of The Diary Of Anne Frank to screen.”
“Despite the horrors of the time and the ultimate tragedy of this family, Anne was a teenage girl, recognisable the world over, having to cope with the usual problems of growing up � albeit in extraordinary circumstances. We hope this drama will bring Anne alive to viewers of all generations.”
John Smithson, Executive Producer for production company Darlow Smithson described the serial as an “intimate portrayal of a family living through the most horrifying times but yet managing to maintain a sense of hope.”