Romola Garai

Preview Cold War Drama 'Legacy' with Andrew Scott and Romola Garai

BBC Two has released the first trailer for Legacy – a one-off Cold War thriller which boats an impressive roster of recognizable British actors among its cast. The drama stars Boardwalk Empire’s Charlie Cox, Sherlock’s Andrew Scott, The Hour’s Romola Garai and The Hollow Crown’s BAFTA-winning Falstaff Simon Russell Beale among others.

Based on the novel by Alan Judd, Legacy is written by Paula Milne, who also penned the recent The Politician’s Husband with David Tennant. The drama tells the tale of a British spy named Charles Thoroughgood (played by Cox), who, at the height of the Cold War in 1970s London, discovers some rather unsettling information about his father’s complex past. Though Charles has barely begun his MI-6 training, he also winds up on a case involving an old university acquaintance (Scott) who is now a Soviet diplomat. Obviously this is going to complicate matters further.

Milne describes Legacy as more than just a British spy thriller, claiming that it has "an extraordinary personal twist" because of the family relationships involved in the story.

Watch the trailer for yourselves below and see what you think.

First Look: Andrew Scott and Romola Garai in Cold War Drama ‘Legacy’

The first image has been released from upcoming BBC Two drama Legacy – which boasts a trio of recognizable British stars as its leads. The Cold War thriller stars Boardwalk Empire’s Charlie Cox, Sherlock’s Andrew Scott and The Hour’s Romola Garai (who recently showed up on our British Actresses You Should Know list).

The three are also joined by Simon Russell Beale – who recently won a BAFTA for his performance as Falstaff in The Hollow Crown - Olivia Grant, Christian McKay and Tessa Peake Jones.

Check out a bigger look first promotion image below – and tell us what you think is more dramatic – Scott’s mustache or the color on his jacket? (Amazing!)

British Actresses You Should Know: Romola Garai

Thought it might be time to spotlight another woman during our British Actors and Actresses You Should Know series, so here’s a look at a one of the most interesting up and coming ladies in the field, Romola Garai. You’ve probably seen here in something, whether it was her star turn in news drama The Hour, her role in Best Picture-nominated film Atonement or her dance moves in sequel Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. (It’s also possible you heard about her speech at the 2013 BAFTA Awards, which got really personal, really quick about the recent birth of her child and made more than a few headlines.)

But, regardless of how much or how little you know about this actress, her career to date is so varied that it’s likely you’ve missed a few of her projects along the way. Here’s a look at some of them – and why they’re worth your time.